Bloomberg to Announce NYC Budget Plan

Cuts to Police Will Be Smaller Than Proposed

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg will introduce today the city's budget for the next fiscal year. As WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports, the announcement comes against a backdrop of uncertainty, both from the local economy, and from an unresolved state budget in Albany.

REPORTER: The mayor will say he's confident the City can find the millions of dollars necessary to avoid dramatically shrinking the NYPD, as proposed earlier this year. But his plan will still call for the layoffs of several thousand teachers. That puts pressure on Albany - and even Washington - to help the City shrink its almost $5-billion budget gap.

Around the country, the red ink on local balance sheets is prompting the layoff of some 300,000 teachers.

Bloomberg will argue that cuts could go even deeper in the next few years - to essential services like public education - if municipal unions don't help contain ballooning pension and health care benefit costs. For WNYC I am Bob Hennelly.


More in:

Comments [1]

Pigbitin Mad from New York

Well here is what should make you really mad.

One third of the money we put into federal taxes goes to states like Alaska that are running a 2 billion dollar surplus. This means that each alaska resident gets a check for $1100 every year. Why should we not collect hat money and give it to NY. (Actually if we collected all this money from the Welfare recipient Tea Bag states, NY, CA, CT, NJ, and other blue states would be solvent).

This is just unacceptable. This bureaucratic budget allocation process is what needs to be stopped.

If the Tea Baggers believed even half of what they say, they would scream NO WELFARE.

Nov. 19 2010 05:44 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.


Latest Newscast




WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public


Supported by