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Bloomberg Budget

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

Bloomberg Slashes Children's Services, Contributing To What Advocates Describe As A National Crisis | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

Teachers, parents and children's advocates across New York City shuddered Thursday morning as Mayor Michael Bloomberg released his executive budget: J...

Saki Knafo

Bloomberg Budget Brawl: Children's Advocates Scramble To Save New York's State-Of-The-Art After-School System On Eve Of Massive Cuts | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

A coalition of more than 150 New York City groups, including the Children's Aid Society and the Police Athletic League, is making a last-ditch effort ...

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...

Matt Sledge

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Teachers Swarm Wall Street In Protest | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.12.2011 | New York

Thousands of teachers, social workers, union members and more took part in a march Thursday against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plans for wide-ranging b...

Matt Sledge

Payback: Could New York City Squeeze Big Banks For $120 Million? | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.11.2011 | New York

A coalition of groups planning a coming rally against Wall Street bankers has hit upon an straightforward, if perhaps overly optimistic, solution for ...

Child Care Cuts a Body Blow to New York's Working Parents

Dan Collins | Posted 06.21.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Subsidized child care has few advocates in the tangled world of New York City politics. Cut senior citizen centers or libraries or - God forbid - a firehouse, and the City Council will hear shrieks from their district. Child care, not so much.

New York Releases Proposed Teacher Layoffs By School

| Nicole Bode | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Parents, students and teachers were reeling Monday after the city's Education Department released the list of teachers slated to be cut f...

Mayor Bloomberg Takes On Unions, Albany

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Mike Bloomberg took a crack at rebuilding his flagging popularity today in a State of the City speech that made war on Albany. It was a new day. New, new, new.

Bloomberg BLASTS Albany Over Massive Budget Cuts | DAVID W. CHEN and JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled a bleak $63 billion budget on Thursday, he warned that it would cause a lot of pain to many New Yorkers and he ...

Bloomberg, Council Sign Off on $60B Budget | DAVID W. CHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Pinched by a recession that has hit New York City's financial services hard, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the City Council reached a deal Monday nig...