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NYC Budget Tests Mayor's Bonds with Wall Street

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The city's bonds are getting good ratings, but some investors are still worried.

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WNYC News

Alicia Glen Tapped to Lead City's Housing and Economic Development

Monday, December 23, 2013

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Glen could face more challenges than her predecessor - she'll be expected to play the carrot and stick game, without the carrots. De Blasio has said he will end corporate subsides and tax breaks that by his tally cost the city $250 million a year.

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WNYC News

How Can NYC Save Money? Here's 90 Ways

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

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New York City's Independent Budget Office has come up with 90-plus ways the city can increase revenue and cut costs. The options range from taxing disposable plastic bags, to plastic surgery, to restoring the commuter tax that was cut in 1999.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Uses Budget to Tout Successes, Warn Successor

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg wistfully touted his achievements as he outlined his final, $70 billion budget proposal on Tuesday, and he warned that whoever follows him will likely face the same difficult budget constraints that he has. 

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WNYC News

NYC Could End Fiscal Year with Small Surplus

Thursday, December 27, 2012

After years of shrinking tax revenues and yawning budget gaps, New York City's finances have improved significantly, according to a report from the city's Independent Budget Office.

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WNYC News

City Looks to Trim Budget After Taxi Plan Gets the Brake

Friday, September 14, 2012

New York City is looking to trim its budget after a judge brought the city’s five-boro taxi plan to a screeching halt. The city was counting on $1 billion from taxi medallion sales associated with the taxi plan to help keep its budget in the black.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC and NJ Budget Deals

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, talks about the latest on the budget deals in New York City and New Jersey and reports on the grim fiscal picture facing many of the area's cities and counties.

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WNYC News

Medallion Sale Revenue in Upcoming Budget May Turn into Fiscal Unicorn

Monday, June 18, 2012

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As the city’s budget deadline looms, questions remain about whether a billion dollars in revenue from the auction of 2,000 yellow medallions — now held up in court — was a wise projection by the Bloomberg administration.

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WNYC News

NYC Budget May Face Gaps in Future Years, State Comptroller Says

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

A new report from the state comptroller finds Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $68.7 billion proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 relies heavily on resources that will not be available in 2014 and later years.

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WNYC News

A Spring Rite: The NYC Budget Dance

Monday, May 14, 2012

New York City’s budget process works something like this: The mayor announces billion dollar deficits as impetus to shed fire houses, day care centers, library hours and more. He will stick to his guns, refusing to raise taxes. There will be hearings, protests and rallies. It's all part of what's called "the budget dance," and the drama over the city's spending plans has already begun to unfold.

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WNYC News

As City Faces Cuts, Study Finds Non-Profit Sector Is Largest Private Employer

Monday, May 07, 2012

While Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing more cuts to non-profit social services, particularly to low-income childcare programs, a study released Monday by the Fiscal Policy Institute shows that the non-profit sector is the largest employer in the city's private economy.

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WNYC News

Mayor Proposes $68.7B Budget

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed Thursday a total city budget that exceeds $68.7 billion this year — restoring 2,500 teaching slots but cutting pre- and after-school programs and shuttering firehouses.

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WNYC News

Funds for Council Members Should be Based on Need Not Politics: Report

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

City Council members received up to $578 million in Fiscal Year 2012 to fund construction projects and a variety of non-profits in their districts, according to a new report from the good government group, Citizens Union. Who got what was mostly decided by Council Speaker Christine Quinn — and the distribution, the group contends, was based more on politics than need.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Challenges & Grants

Friday, February 03, 2012

Howard Wolfson, NYC deputy mayor for Government Affairs and Communications and former communications director for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign, discusses Mayor Bloomberg's budget and his challenge grant to Planned Parenthood.

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Comptroller John Liu's Year In Review

Thursday, December 16, 2010

In this time of fiscal austerity it is not clear to me, as Comptroller, that we really do need all of those consultants working for the city.

- John Liu, New York City Comptroller

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