NY Daily News: Bloomberg’s Proposed Budget Slash Would Hurt Kids
By Tina Moore, Reuven Blau and Rachel Monahan
MAYOR BLOOMBERG released his $68.7 billion 2013 executive budget Thursday — threatening to slash more than 42,000 slots from child-care and after-school programs for kids.
“Many working families, if these cuts go through, would no longer have access to low-cost child care for their children,” City Council Speaker Quinn said of the city’s Early Learn and Out of School Time programs.
Bloomberg, who presented his proposal to a packed room of city officials and news media, suggested that he would work with the Council to restore some funding.