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WNYC News

NYC to Waive $30M Public Housing Payment

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The move is one of several the de Blasio administration has made to aid NYCHA.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Council's Budget

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Queens City Council member Julissa Ferreras gave the official response to the mayor's budget from the City Council -- she discusses where they agree and where they don't.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (2009): The Houses Taxpayers Built

Monday, October 27, 2014

Longtime New York Times sports columnist, George Vecsey, discusses Citi Field and the new Yankee Stadium.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Melissa Mark-Viverito on Budget and Muni IDs

Monday, June 30, 2014

Last week was a big one for the City Council of New York -- they passed a $75 billion budget and created the largest municipal ID program in the country. Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Council Speaker, discusses the City Council's decisions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Mayor's Budget Blueprints

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mayor de Blasio has announced a $73.9 billion budget plan for New York City. Nicole Gelinas, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, discusses the contents of the proposal - and what's missing.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Defends Legacy with Final Budget

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's budget functioned as a rebuttal to the candidates running to replace him.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Administration Unveils Labor Contract Demands

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

“The Bloomberg administration is prepared to settle a new contract," deputy mayor Cas Holloway as he unveiled for the first time the administration's demands to settle one of the biggest outstanding issues facing the city: labor contracts for hundreds of thousand of city employees.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Participatory Budgeting and Member Items

Friday, April 05, 2013

This year's expansion of participatory budgeting allows residents' of their districts to allocate some of the member items funds. Voting concludes this weekend for the 8 districts involved. 

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Schoolbook

Bloomberg Outlines Tight Education Budget

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

With no deal on teacher evaluations, Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented a new budget that eliminates 2500 teaching positions, after school programs, books and other classroom supplies.

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WNYC News

Suits Against NYPD Spike; Payout Balloons to $185M

Thursday, December 27, 2012

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More than 8,800 lawsuits were filed against the NYPD in fiscal year 2011, costing the city more than $185 million, according to a recent report that tracks suits filed against city agencies.

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Schoolbook

New City Budget Restores Money for Day Care and After-School Programs

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The annual city budget dance has ended, and the City Council and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg have waltzed to a deal for $68.5 billion that includes no tax increases, no firehouse closings, no widespread layoffs of teachers or others — and, in fact, slight increases to some services for children and families.

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Features

E-Books, Caveats And All, May Be Boon to Cash-Strapped Libraries

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Digital books are the fastest growing area of publishing, and now libraries are seeing a surge in demand for e-book titles. But finding an e-book can be tough.

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Schoolbook

Settlement of CityTime Scandal Will Pay for Teachers

Friday, May 04, 2012

The annual city budget tug-of-war has begun. While the City Council, which must approve the budget, is happy that the mayor will use $466 million from the CityTime scandal to hire 2,570 more teachers, forces are amassing to restore millions of city dollars that have provided after-school and child care services.

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Schoolbook

Mayor's New Budget Protects Teaching Jobs

Thursday, May 03, 2012

There is good news for city schools in the executive budget that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will unveil on Thursday, Gotham Schools reports. As Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott had promised, the budget will not include cuts to schools, relieving fears that as many as 2,500 teaching positions would be lost to attrition.

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WNYC News

IBO Puts out Alternatives for City to Save and Generate Revenue

Friday, April 27, 2012

The city's Independent Budget Office issued a report Friday that included a list of 72 ways the city can save and generate revenue. On the list are old favorites that are often discussed but never implemented, but there were also some newer, controversial cuts recommended.

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WNYC News

Lack of Snow Saves City Money, But Not Much

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The mild weather this winter is helping the city's coffers. The Bloomberg administration estimates it has saved $11 million that would have gone to winter weather clean-up such as snow plowing, salt and overtime pay.

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Schoolbook

Bloomberg Spares Education Department from Budget Cuts

Thursday, February 02, 2012

For the first time in three years, New York City teachers are not being threatened with layoffs, "unless something dramatic happens," Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said, announcing his preliminary budget on Thursday.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg's Budget Plan: What to Expect

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg will unveil his budget proposal for next year on Thursday that will tackle what his administration has calculated is a projected $2 billion budget gap without raising taxes. But how big that budget gap actually is remains debatable.

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WNYC News

A New Chapter: Queens Library to Resume Book Purchases

Monday, July 04, 2011

The Queens Public Library is buying books again after budget cuts in 2010 forced the library to stop adding to its collections.

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It's A Free Country ®

City Budget Progresses with Help from Teachers Union

Monday, June 27, 2011

We really have a disastrous fiscal years in the out years, a $5 billion budget gap in 2013 and the reality that Albany and Washington are stepping away and are going to continue cutting their contributions to the city so even tougher choices lay ahead. We dodged the bullet this time.

WNYC's Bob Hennelly on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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