New York 1 News filmed me taking on the New York City “Tax and Spend” Democrats led by Mayor Bill Deblasio for their latest fiasco. They claim they can’t find any savings in a $70 billion budget for universal PRE-K. I say they owe it to taxpayers to at least try.

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Schools Chancellor Requests Tax Support for Universal Pre-K in Albany ALBANY – In making the case for a dedicated tax on the wealthy to fund universal pre-K, Carmen Fariña was polite, but dismissive of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s alternative funding mechanism. “The governor’s proposed budget outlines a plan to use state funds to pay for statewide […]

The NYC Democrats tax increases aren’t for universal Pre-K but funding for “gimmie and give-back” labor contracts in what’s turning into an elaborate shell game. The New York Times reported on my questions for Mayor DeBlasio and his disturbing answers:

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“State Senator Jack M. Martins, a Republican from Long Island, asked why the city could not use projected surpluses — $2.4 billion this year and $1.9 billion next year, according to the city’s Independent Budget Office — to pay for prekindergarten. “Why is a tax increase necessary?” Mr. Martins asked. Mr. de Blasio said the […]

The Daily News blew a hole in the Democrat plan to use pre-K money for labor give backs. Guess who the “Long Island Senator” was that made them admit it?

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Lovett: De Blasio makes misstep admitting city surplus isn’t for pre-K A source close to de Blasio’s administration says the mayor may have made a faux pas: ‘It makes it sound like it’s not really for the kids.’ Gov. Cuomo offered an alternative to de Blasio’s plan last week with a budget proposal that included […]

More of the same old “tax and spend” song and dance. The New York Post reports on the Democrats’ “mission” to raise taxes.

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De Blasio’s mission is to raise taxes Mayor de Blasio has a mission. “I have a mission,” he said yesterday at a City Hall press conference. “The people of this city have given me a mission. They have entrusted me with a mission to achieve this plan.” Is it to lift up the disenfranchised and […]

The Education Department albatross they call Common Core and my fight to protect our children from it:

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SENATORS TO KING: DELAY COMMON CORE OR WE WILL New York’s Senate Thursday threatened to take legislative action to delay the implementation of a Common Core curriculum in schools that has stressed students, angered parents and anguished teachers. “Do not force this body . . . to come up with a legislative solution,” Sen. Jack […]

My fight to protect our children’s privacy from Common Core and InBloom:

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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR JACK M. MARTINS Making “Targets” of our children No doubt you’ve seen the full page ads that Target recently placed in major newspapers around the nation. The massive retailer was apologizing to the 110 million customers who likely had their credit information stolen in one of the largest security breaches […]

SENATOR MARTINS CHALLENGES COMMISSIONER KING TO ACT AT EDUCATION MEETING

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At a meeting of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education, chaired by Senator John Flanagan, Senator Jack M. Martins expressed the concerns of many constituents about the Common Core and about student privacy to State Education Commissioner Dr. John King. He then urged Commissioner King to act. His comments can be seen […]

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