Pre-K Campaign Launches Robocalls to Thank State Assembly

UPKNYC's Logo. (photo:
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A nonprofit lunched to push Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature prekindergarten plan made over 200,000 robocalls last night to tout its progress, Dan Levitan, a spokesman for UPKNYC, told the Observer this morning.

In the robocall, a UPKNYC field director praises the State Assembly for including Mr. de Blasio’s tax on high income earners to fund expansive pre-K and after-school programs in its preliminary budget plan. Continue reading “Pre-K Campaign Launches Robocalls to Thank State Assembly”

Joe Lhota Backs Obamacare Delay

Joe Lhota. (Photo: Getty)
Joe Lhota. (Photo: Getty)

Although he condemns his party’s federal representatives for the partial government shutdown currently gripping Washington, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota today endorsed one of their top demands: delaying the individual health care mandate.

“It should be delayed for one year,” Mr. Lhota flatly said this morning in a WNYC radio interview with Brian Lehrer.  Continue reading “Joe Lhota Backs Obamacare Delay”