As an acolyte of New York tabloid sports reporters, it was my duty to play up Mayor Wasserman’s tax hike suggestion for all it’s worth in tomorrow’s paper. But my sense is it’s not going to happen.
I just talked to Bob Wieckowski, who called me after my very early deadline. All our deadlines are very early these days.
Wieckowksi wasn’t too keen on the tax proposal. Considering that he’s been the council’s most vocal advocate for higher taxes and better services, that doesn’t bode well for tax fans.
Wieckowski said Wasserman’s suggestion came out of nowhere, and questioned whether there’s “the political mojo” to pass a tax measure.