NY Daily News: City Council to negotiate over Mayor Bloomberg’s budget with July 1 deadline looming

Fire companies, child care and after-school programs on block

By                                                                   Saturday, June 23, 2012

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	Mayor Bloomberg's $68.7 billion budget, with 42,000 child-care and after-school slots at state, must be adopted by July 1.<br />

Bryan Smith for New York Daily News

Mayor Bloomberg’s $68.7 billion budget, with 42,000 child-care and after-school slots at stake, must be adopted by July 1.

With a deadline looming, the City Council was expected to resume negotiations Sunday over Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed $68.7 billion budget.

“By July 1, we need to have an adopted budget, so it could happen at any time,” said Jamie McShane, a spokesman for Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

On the line are more than 42,000 child care and afterschool slots for families who qualify for the city’s financial aid.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/city-council-negotiate-mayor-bloomberg-budget-july-1-deadline-looming-article-1.1101340#ixzz1ypw84tiI

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