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Winter Is Coming
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget director appeared in front of the City Council today–but instead of the usual heated grilling, was met with apologetic and thankful council members who celebrated the mayor’s agenda.
They even offered him muffins.
dollar dollar bill y'all
Snow removal costs keep piling up.
In his preliminary budget address this afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city is adding $35 million to the Sanitation Department’s budget to account for snow removal.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has stowed away at least $1 billion in surplus money that could be used to settle the city’s more than 150 open labor contracts, according to city council members leaving the mayor’s preliminary budget briefing.
Mo' Money Mo' Problems
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office released the following fact sheet on the city’s preliminary budget, which will be formally unveiled at a press briefing this afternoon:
Mayor Bill de Blasio will lay out his first preliminary budget proposal this afternoon, outlining his spending priorities and the fiscal challenges he’ll be facing over the next four years.
But the big question will be how Mr. de Blasio sets the stage for negotiations with the city’s more that 150 municipal labor unions, which have been operating for years under expired contracts–leaving tens of thousands of municipal workers itching not just for future pay hikes, but retroactive raises.