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It may be too late for Mayor Bill de Blasio to secure state funds to provide rental subsidies for homeless families leaving the city's shelter system. Gilbert Taylor, de Blasio's commissioner of homeless servicestold the City Council yesterday he planned to head to Albany to seek state funding for the subsidy program but a spokesperson for Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it was too late in this year's budget negotiations to expect the change. The state budget is due by the end of the month. The Cuomo administration said the de Blasio administration never submitted a formal request for the funding changes. The two administrations have been wrestling over pre-kindergarten funding and charter schools for weeks now. 

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A Gotham Gazette op-ed by Council Member Dan Garodnick detailing his outlook on the next phase of finding the right rezoning plan for East Midtown.
by David Howard King