Signs and tents at the Occupy City Hall protest where protestors are demanding that the NYPD be defunded.
The mayor and the City Council did some fuzzy math to arrive at $1B in cuts.
The Surrogate Court building across from City Hall where Occupy City Hall protestors are demanding that the New York City Council vote to defund the NYPD.
Some dissent on both the right and the left.
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De Blasio promises ‘very substantial’ NYPD cuts. The City Council wants $1 billion.
Some state lawmakers are looking for something green to help solve the budget gap.
Legalizing recreational marijuana is unlikely this year, and wouldn’t provide immediate fiscal relief.
Thanks to the coronavirus the NYC budget will be much smaller than last years. The Department of Education is taking the biggest cut.
Education is the big one, but the economic fallout from the coronavirus will impact the budget in many other ways.
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins meeting remotely with the Senate Democratic Caucus on March 29, 2020.
Waiting on federal aid could limit state lawmakers’ sway on budget.
Governor Cumo in Irondquoit on May 11, 2020.
The details are slim, but the state has options as it waits on the feds.
State Budget Director Robert Mujica 2020
New York would slash health care and education – unless the federal government comes through.
Mayor de Blasio on April 15th.
Coronavirus forces first year-to-year spending reduction under de Blasio.
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins speaks to the press following session on March 18th.
Although the legislative session is in limbo, here’s what state lawmakers want to address.