New York City Council wants to spend more to fix roads, however the money wasn’t outlined in the mayor’s original budget proposal.
County 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.
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.
There’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.
With 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.
New 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.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he expects a bloody fight over his upcoming budget, but not a state government shutdown.