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Universal pre-K supporters gather at capitol

ALBANY -- Supporters of universal pre-K, including, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday.

The rift between Governor Cuomo, and the Mayor, is still in place after the two can not agree on how to pay for the program. Mayor de Blasio wants to raise taxes on the Big Apple's wealthiest residents, to fund the schooling, while Governor Cuomo says the state will pay for it.

Mayor de Blasio needs the state legislature's approval to raise taxes because New York City collects income tax. The legislature must approve any altering of income tax collected.

Supporters of the Mayor's plan say it's the only way to raise the necessary amount needed to cover all costs associated with starting universal pre-K.

Governor Cuomo is pledging $1.5 billion of state money, over five years, to cover UPK statewide, including New York City.

An administration official in the Governor's office says the money is there to pay for any district, state wide, that chooses to offer pre-K.

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