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Bloomberg: I'm Handing De Blasio A Balanced Budget

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 11.21.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is presenting mayor-elect Bill de Blasio with a balanced budget. Bloomberg is leaving...

NYC Homeless Spending To Surge To $800 Million

| Posted 03.07.2013 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — The city will spend more than $800 million this year on homeless shelters — an increa...

Commuters, Jobs and Taxes

Ed Koch | Posted 09.30.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Those of us who live and work in New York City have an obligation to pay it back in some form by helping to make it financially stronger and passing it on to future New Yorkers as an even better place in which to live and work.

Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Budget Without Layoffs

Reuters | Posted 04.03.2012 | New York

(Adds comment from Bloomberg, city officials, details) By Joan Gralla Feb 2 (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Blo...

City Passes $66B Budget -- With No Teacher Layoffs

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 08.29.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The City Council on Wednesday approved a roughly $66 billion budget that will reduce the number of public school teachers, lay off wo...

The "Budget Dance": It's Time to Change the Steps

Allison Sesso | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Allison Sesso

In lean years like this one, non-baselined human service programs bear the brunt of heated political fights between our mayor and city council and are in deep jeopardy.

Democrats Rebel Against Governor Cuomo's Budget

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — More than 40 elected Democrats made a rare attack on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his proposed cuts to the party's priorities of educati...

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...

Bloomberg's Budget Would Cut 6,000 Teachers

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A $2.1 billion boost in projected tax revenue will keep the city from planning new cuts to services, but the city is forging ahead wi...

Mayor Bloomberg Responds To Cuomo's Budget

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Andrew Cuomo released his statewide budget on Tuesday, outlining layoffs and cuts to reduce the current budget by $3.7 billion, "a reduction in spendi...

How to Address Overcrowded Classrooms

Elizabeth Hampton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elizabeth Hampton

If we are going to address the burgeoning class size problem, it is time to think outside the proverbial box that is our classrooms.

Forest City's Longshot Bond Issue in Brooklyn

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steve Ettlinger

As Forest City Enterprises markets bonds for Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn -- which includes the most expensive basketball arena in the country -- I'm struck by how tenuous the whole thing is.

Bloomberg: City Deficit Smaller Than Expected

Crain's New York Business | Daniel Massey | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said better-than-expected tax collections in recent months suggest the city's multi-billion-dollar budget deficit might not be...