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Arts Education in New York City Gets $23 Million Boost

The money is expected to affect thousands of kids in the next school year.

New York City Mayor De Blasio, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Comptroller Scott Stringer announced on Tuesday an "unprecedented" $23 million is to be spent on arts education in the 2014-2015 school year. The money is part of the city budget for fiscal year 2014, which also began Tuesday.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Warns of a Dangerous Threat to Cities

Bloomberg calls pension costs a fiscal straight jacket.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leaving the nation's biggest mayoral job with a glowing view of the future of cities, but he's also issuing a stern warning that the city faces a dangerous threat: public worker pension, health care costs, and the politics around them. 

What's it Take to Lead NYC? De Blasio, Lhota Face Off

Mayoral candidates debate for third and final time before the election.

Universal Pre-K's been a centerpiece of Bill de Blasio's campaign.  But to fund it, the Democrat will need to convince Governor Cuomo to let him raise taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers. At the debate last night, he was asked what he'd do if he couldn't get it passed.

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