Patrick Wall quotes me in his GothamSchools piece assessing NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s first major speech regarding his signature education policy and proposed tax hike on the wealthy to fund it.
‘Cuomo “doesn’t want to go into an election year as a Democrat who raised taxes,” said Michael Benjamin, a political consultant and former Democratic assemblyman. He said insiders have suggested that Cuomo may try to find a different revenue stream for the plan before November’s state elections, after which he might reconsider a tax bump.’