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Thursday, March 05, 2009

$1.9B - That's how much Medicaid funding the City is expecting Governor Paterson to allocate from the federal stimulus money. Mayor Bloomberg says the city deserves an additional $200M to $500M.

2328 - The number of homeless people volunteers spotted in this year's homeless count. It's a 30 percent drop from last year. Advocates for the homeless doubt the numbers are accurate.

100 - How many nurses will get training from the city's new partnership with the CUNY nursing school. NYC faces a nursing shortage. Council Speaker Christine Quinn estimates by 2020, the city will have 7,000 fewer nurses than needed.

15 months - How much longer New Yorkers are living compared to 2001. Read all the findings from the latest city health survey.

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