De Blasio 'miffed' at Dean Skelos' vow to block pre-K tax plan

Bill de Blasio

(Credit: Mayor Bill de Blasio on Feb. 11, 2014 (Charles Eckert))

Mayor Bill de Blasio led a battle cry Tuesday against Republican State Senate co-leader Dean Skelos and others lining up against his plan to raise city taxes on high-earning New Yorkers to fund universal prekindergarten.

“The gauntlet’s been thrown down in Albany,” he told a cheering crowd of clergy at a Bedford-Stuyvesant breakfast. “We will respond.”

Skelos, from Rockville Centre,...

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