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Mayor Contends a City Tax for Pre-K Offers Stability

Monday, January 06, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio promoted his plan Monday to tax wealthy New York City residents as the most stable way to finance pre-kindergarten and after-school programs when compared with possible state funding.

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De Blasio Launches Formal Campaign for Pre-K

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's push for universal pre-kindergarten and afterschool programs shifted into full campaign mode Thursday, when he unveiled a new website and a coalition of supporters willing to lobby Albany.

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Report: Childcare Cuts Threaten Working Parents

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WNYC

Children's advocates argue that cuts to after-school and childcare programs hurt not only the children they serve, but the city's working parents. They surveyed nearly 6,000 parents who said they rely on the programs to stay employed. The proposed cuts are part of budget talks underway between City Hall and the City Council.

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New City Budget Restores Money for Day Care and After-School Programs

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The annual city budget dance has ended, and the City Council and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg have waltzed to a deal for $68.5 billion that includes no tax increases, no firehouse closings, no widespread layoffs of teachers or others — and, in fact, slight increases to some services for children and families.

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