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Bloomberg: state cuts could mean 15,000 fewer NYC teachers

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Some notable quotes from Bloomberg's radio show this morning.

On congestion pricing: “Balancing the budget by doing something like
this is not a smart thing to do.” The mayor said the money needs to be earmarked for transit programs, in order to work.

On layoffs: “Which do we want? 10 or 15,000 fewer teachers, or continue
a bonus program?" Also, he said, "a billion dollars is 15,000 teachers," referring to the size reduced aid to city schools he's expecting from Albany.

On Trump wanting to run the new Tavern on the Green: “You don't automatically give it someone because they say to the paper I’m willing to do it.” “Donald [Trump] is a promoter and I
think he’s a very good one…I really do like him.”