Group Claims City Government Has Ballooned Under De Blasio; Mayor's Office Fires BackThe Citizens Budget Commission claimed in a new report that the size of city government has ballooned under Mayor Bill de Blasio.
MTA Has Objections To Report Saying Station Repairs Will Take Until 2067 To FinishA recent report said it will take more than half a century to repair all the problems in the city’s subway stations, but the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reiterated Thursday that it disagrees with the group’s recommendations.
Report: MTA At Current Rate Is Decades Away From Fixing Up All Subway StationsA new report said the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is on track to repair and spruce up all of its subway stations – by 2067.
Universal Pre-K Funding Fight Overshadows New Mayor's First BudgetThe primary focus of the mayor's plan includes universal, full-day pre-kindergarten, which includes $530 million from taxing the rich, a projection that got him a tongue-lashing from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Watchdog: MTA Subway System Very Efficient; LIRR Not So MuchThe newly-released findings by the Citizens Budget Commission, a fiscal watchdog group, cast the LIRR in a harsh light, and contends that the MTA runs one of the most inefficient railroads in the land.