There’s high anxiety in New York’s fourth largest city, as Yonkers schools face crushing program cuts in a faceoff between the city and its teachers union.
The increase in crime in Newark has come after much-publicized layoffs that cut nearly 15 percent of the police force at the end of last year, creating an “I-told-you-so” moment for many observers inside and outside the law enforcement community.
A local congressman is fuming over a plan from house Republicans to cut funding for the Department of Homeland Security.
New York City teachers will meet on Monday to protest Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed budget that would call for more than 6,000 teach cuts.
In addition to cutting more than 6,000 teaching jobs from New York City’s public schools, Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed $67 billion spending plan could force 20 fire companies to close.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s final budget proposal would rescue government-subsidized child care services for more than 14,500 children in low-income families — an issue that some City Council members had indicated could be a sticking point in budget negotiations.
Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson was to receive the award Friday from the Police Executive Research Forum, a law enforcement think-tank in Washington.
Major layoffs are looming in New York’s fourth largest city. Yonkers is facing yet another budget crisis, with schools enduring much of the pain.
“The Legislature not only passed an on-time budget, but a historic and transformational budget for the people of the state of New York,” Gov. Cuomo said.
The mayor said that while he’s “not happy” about funding cuts to New York City, they are simply a reality that “we’re going to have to deal with.”
Seniors are protesting in Queens after learning their senior center may be facing the ax as a direct result from budget cuts.
Thursday’s meeting will include the Democratic governor, Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Assembly Republican leader Brian Kolb and Senate Democratic leader John Sampson.
New York City said a program that helps keep thousands of homeless off the streets will not be able to accept new applicants due to state budget cuts.
In this segment of Eye on New York, CBS 2 political reporter Marcia Kramer examines how the impending New York City school teacher layoffs will affect one school in Brooklyn.
More than 100 senior centers across New York City could close, unless funding for them is restored to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed state budget.