New York City Council Asks For $103M To Repair Roads In Budget ResponseNew York City Council wants to spend more to fix roads, however the money wasn't outlined in the mayor's original budget proposal.
Nassau County Small Business Owners Upset Over Licensing Fee ProposalCounty officials said the new fee would bring in about $1.6 million, according to Newsday. Entrepreneurs said there should be shared sacrifice during tough fiscal times.
Bloomberg's Budget Could Close 20 Fire CompaniesIn 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 Bloomberg's Budget Would Save Subsidized Child CareMayor 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.
Analysis: Parents, Kids Find Budget Pain In NYThere's hidden pain in New York's hard-times budget proposal beyond the public workers who face a pay freeze after steady raises during the recession, or teachers who might have to rely only on automatic 3-percent step increases instead of raises this year, or agencies facing a 10-percent cut in operating funds.
NY Dem: GOP Budget Would Cut NYC To The CoreWith the Republicans calling to slash spending of the federal government, New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner said the GOP’s budget proposal would strike too close to home, costing the city more than a $1 billion.
Gov. Cuomo Strikes First At NY Special InterestsNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made the first strike in the fight over his budget proposal with an attack on the special interests that will try to get the Legislature to block his spending cuts.
Cuomo Says He Doesn't Expect To Shut NY GovernmentNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he expects a bloody fight over his upcoming budget, but not a state government shutdown.