New York City budget
The move would be a departure from the belt tightening the City Council did over the past eight years.
Mayor Bill de Blasio received the funding for universal pre-kindergarten in the New York State budget – albeit without the tax hike on the wealthy he had requested.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not raising taxes, but his new budget seeks to squeeze every penny possible from New Yorkers, as he cuts corners in agency after agency.
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.
Demonstrators chanted “put it back” Thursday morning as they gathered on the steps of City Hall protesting cuts of $300 million to social service programs set forth in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s preliminary budget proposal.