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Cory Booker: No More Toilet Paper For Newark (VIDEO)

First Posted: 07/22/10 06:27 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:10 PM ET

Newark city employees may have to start carrying a roll of Charmin's to work.

Mayor Cory Booker says the city can no longer afford to buy toilet paper.

Newark is faced with a $70 million budget shortfall and Booker has come up with a slew of cuts to help close the gap.

Booker wants to reduce most city workers to a 4-day work week and close public pools.

The mayor said he favors belt-tightening over tax increases as a way to usher the city out of the red.

Booker was elected to a second term in May after successfully lowering Newark's violent crime rate.

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Filed by Simon McCormack  |