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Bloomberg Budget Cuts

Restoring City Priorities Along With Spending Cuts

Carol Kellermann | Posted 08.25.2012 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Each year at this time, the mayor and the City Council engage in a "budget dance" over which of the spending cuts proposed in the mayor's budget for the fiscal year will be restored. But this year they're dancing to the wrong tune.

Saki Knafo

Bloomberg's Budget Cuts Could Cause Thousands Of New York City Parents To Quit Their Jobs | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.24.2012 | Education

Thousands of New York City parents said they'd quit their jobs or leave their children home alone if they lost access to childcare and after-school pr...

Saki Knafo

The After-School Crisis: What Mayor Bloomberg's Massive Cuts Could Mean For One Of The Most Highly Regarded After-School Programs In The Country | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.21.2012 | Education

Some of the poems were about love and some were about clouds, but what really mattered about the P.S. 63 poetry reading on Wednesday night was the tim...

Saki Knafo

Christine Quinn, City Council Calls Mayor Bloomberg's Cuts To Children's Service "Unacceptable" | Saki Knafo | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education

Hundreds of parents, children and teachers gathered on the steps of New York's City Hall Tuesday to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg's budget plan, whi...

Saki Knafo

Children's Advocates To Bloomberg: Don't Cut Funding For Kids! | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.29.2012 | New York

A coalition of more than 150 New York organizations, ranging from the Police Athletic League to the Children's Aid Society, have signed a letter urgin...

Educating for Democracy: CUNY Demonstration: When Is News Not News?

Joel Shatzky | Posted 07.16.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

It seems that most of the rallies against budget cuts and those involving other social issues are "invisible" to the press and other media.

Bloomberg, Cuomo Spar Over Teacher Layoffs

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg delivered a not so subtle message to those who would seek to meddle with his budget decisions: back off. Bloomberg's gruff sentiments...

Nevermind! Bloomberg Backs Off Teacher Layoff Threat

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg may have frightened even himself with his doomsday predictions about drastic teacher layoffs. After asserting that, if the state cu...