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Hundreds Laid Off As Yonkers Schools Face Crippling Budget Crunch

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.


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N.J. Crime Increases Raise Issue Of Police Layoffs

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.


Rep. Peter King, R-Long Island

Rep. King Says No Cuts For Homeland Security

A local congressman is fuming over a plan from house Republicans to cut funding for the Department of Homeland Security.


In this Jan. 3, 2011 photo, Stephanie Forcer teaches her class at P.S. 262 in New York during a tour by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Cathie Black. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Teachers Furious Over Bloomberg’s Proposed Budget

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.


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during the unveiling of the city's budget in the Blue Room of City Hall May 6, 2011 in New York City. (credit:Richard Drew-Pool/Getty Images)

Bloomberg’s Budget Could Close 20 Fire Companies

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.


Michael Bloomberg

Mayor Bloomberg’s Budget Would Save Subsidized Child Care

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.


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Camden Police Chief To Get Award For Efforts After Massive Layoffs

Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson was to receive the award Friday from the Police Executive Research Forum, a law enforcement think-tank in Washington.


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Schools Will Bear Brunt Of Yonkers Budget Woes

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.


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Empire State Passes Budget On Time

“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.


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Mayor Bloomberg Changes His Tune On State Budget, Gov. Cuomo

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 Protest Florence Smith Senior Center Closure

New Yorkers Protest Closure Of Corona Senior Center

Seniors are protesting in Queens after learning their senior center may be facing the ax as a direct result from budget cuts.


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: AP Photo/Mike Groll, Pool)

NY Leaders To Meet For State Budget Talks

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.


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Budget Cuts Threaten NYC Homeless Program

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.


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Eye On New York: On Teacher Layoffs

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.


Seniors Exercise (credit: AP Photo/John A. Bone)

More Than 100 Senior Centers Across NYC On Chopping Block

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.