Campaign for Children Statement on Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget

For Immediate Release: January 21, 2014
Contact: Emma Woods,, 646-200-5303/203-568-4780


Campaign for Children Statement on Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget

New York, NY – In response to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget, the Campaign for Children released the following statement:

“We applaud Governor Cuomo for making statewide universal pre-k and the expansion of after-school programs priorities in his Executive Budget. Unfortunately, the level of annual funding he is proposing is not enough for universal, full-day pre-k for all four-year-olds and after-school programs for all middle school students. In New York City, we need the plan that Mayor de Blasio has laid out in order to generate dedicated resources from a tax on the wealthiest New York City residents. Our city should have the authority to raise its own taxes to pay for the critical expansion of these programs. We urge Governor Cuomo and the Legislature to pass Mayor de Blasio’s plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers to pay for the expansion of full day pre-k and after-school programs.”

The Campaign for Children is a coalition of 150 child care and after-school advocacy and provider organizations, including Citizens’ Committee for Children, The Children’s Aid Society, United Neighborhood Houses NY, Good Shepherd Services, Neighborhood Family Services Coalition, and the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies.


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