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budget cuts

Elderly Care Centers Slated To Close

by Claudia Morell
Protesters in the Bronx
Marisa Galdi, WFUV

The fate of more than a hundred senior centers in New York City is hanging in the balance, and that has a lot of older New Yorkers concerned.  The Bloomberg administration is threatening closings because of proposed state budget cuts.

Cuomo Budget Could Mean NYC Layoffs, Officials Fear

by Sara Kugel
Pete Dzintars, flickr

The $10 billion deficit projection has led New York City officials and various advocacy groups to worry about what’s on the chopping block in next year’s budget.

Mayor Bloomberg said New York City’s budget already includes the elimination of 6,000 teaching positions. If Governor Cuomo proposes cuts to education aid by $1 billion, Bloomberg said it could mean as many as 21,000 teacher layoffs.

NYC Parks Department Faces Budget Cuts

Central Park
Annmarie Hordern

The proposed cuts would require some full-time staff to work only nine months, a 15% decrease in hiring of seasonal staff, and increases in fees for tennis court permits, ball field permits, and recreation center memberships.

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