Mayor Bloomberg lashes out at state budget

(AP) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg says thenew state budget unfairly singles out the city and makes itimpossible to prevent layoff and cuts in services.Bloomberg said

NEW YORK - (AP) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg says thenew state budget unfairly singles out the city and makes itimpossible to prevent layoff and cuts in services.

Bloomberg said in his radio address Sunday that he appreciatesthe challenge New York lawmakers faced in trying to close the largedeficit. But he says every other town and city in New York willreceive a certain type of aid that has been cut entirely for NewYork City, and it amounts to about $300 million.

Bloomberg says the schools in particular will be hit hard by thecuts and there will be teacher layoffs, though the city is tryingto make up the gap by allocating $2.2 billion to education.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The first Kick Your Game Sneaker Exposition kicked 1 Sneaker Expo kicks off at Brooklyn Stuy Dome
2 Word on the Street: Selfies
Experts offer advice on reducing healthcare costs at 3 Tips to reduce health care costs
4 Brooklyn Sportscast, Jan. 16
Tips to stay commited to your fitness resolution 5 Tips to stay committed to your fitness resolution

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE