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Todays Lead: City Details After-School Expansion

by David Howard King, Mar 03, 2014
 

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The administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to release a report today detailing its plan to double the number of after-school programs for middle school students. The programs would provide 95,000 slots at 512 schools across the city. The de Blasio administration says the after-school program expansion could be in jeopardy if Albany does not approve the mayor's plan to raise income taxes on the wealthy. De Blasio is scheduled to travel to Albany on Tuesday to lobby for the tax increase that would allow for his universal pre-k plan and the after-school expansion. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Senate GOP oppose de Blasio's plan. The state budget is due April 1 and this month will feature both intense lobbying and negotiating in Albany as legislators try to hammer out details. 

 


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