Mayor announces balanced budget; fire companies, libraries and child care saved
News Billy Rennison 6/25/2012 at 7:17PM

With severe cuts to fire companies, child care and libraries looming, an on-time, balanced city budget was agreed upon with all services restored, the mayor announced. “We produced an on-time, balanced budget that does not raise taxes and preserves central services we all rely on,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the press conference announcing the [...]

Cuts to after-school programs, day care still loom
Cuts to after-school programs, day care still loom
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 5/17/2012 at 12:47PM

Thousands of Queens parents will be without a “plan b” if child care is not bankrolled in the city’s final budget, advocates said. Funding for child care was not restored in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s executive budget after a $70 million cut in his preliminary spending plan, pushing dozens of Queens programs to the brink. “This [...]