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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.