New York City Council approves $75 billion budget plan

The budget increases spending for education and public

The budget increases spending for education and public housing without raising taxes. (June 26, 2014 11:47 AM)

The City Council has approved a $75 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

Council members, who are calling it a balanced budget, had reached a quick agreement with Mayor Bill de Blasio that doesn't raise taxes and avoids any layoffs. 

Highlights include increased spending for education, which will fund a free lunch program for every student in district and charter...

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