New York Mayor Eric Adams says he must cut spending on ordinary New Yorkers because the city’s law prioritizes funding for President Joe Biden’s economic migrants.
“We must close a $7 billion budget gap in the coming fiscal year,” he said in a speech to city residents, adding:
That is the reality we are facing, and if the circumstances don’t change dramatically, city agencies will be forced to reduce city funding spending by 5 percent two more times in the next six months. That will mean disruptions to the services you all rely on.
Under the headline “Eric Adams Slashes Budgets for Police, Libraries and Schools.,” the New York Times reported:
The budget cuts would bring the number of Police Department officers below 30,000 for the first time since the 1980s, slash the Education Department budget by $1 billion over two years and delay the rollout of composting in the Bronx and Staten Island — one of the mayor’s signature initiatives to address rats and climate change. The cuts would also weaken two popular programs: summer school and universal prekindergarten.
For months, we have warned New Yorkers about the challenging fiscal situation our city…
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