New York City budget

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Monday, Feb. 2. (Credit: CBS2)

Bratton Wants More Officers In City Budget; Cites Increased Terror Threat

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton has issued a call for more officers in the mayor’s budget.


Melissa Mark-Viverito on Jan. 8, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Seeks Extra $5 Million For NYC Council

The move would be a departure from the belt tightening the City Council did over the past eight years.


Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio Gets Some Of What He Wants In State Budget Deal

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 Bloomberg presented a Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Executive Budget and an updated four-year financial plan on May 6, 2011. (credit: Edward Reed/Flickr/nycmayorsoffice)

Bloomberg’s Proposed Budget: No Tax Hike, But Teachers Ravaged

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.


Michael Bloomberg

Mayor Bloomberg’s Budget Would Save Subsidized Child Care

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.


Hundreds gather outside City Hall to protest the cuts under Mayor Michael Bloomberg's preliminary budget proposal on March 24, 2011 (Photo/Stan Brooks)

Hundreds Protest Bloomberg’s Budget Outside City Hall

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.