Politicker: Howard Wolfson Faces Phone Blitz on Budget Cuts
Howard Wolfson Faces Phone Blitz on Budget Cuts
April 5, 2012, 9:00a.m.
By Hunter Walker
Howard Wolfson’s phone was ringing off the hook yesterday. As of this writing, the deputy mayor for government affairs has received at least 1,024 calls on his office line today from constituents asking him to preserve funding for child care and after-school in the Mayor’s Executive Budget. The telephone tempest was organized by Campaign for Children, a group dedicated to fighting proposed cuts to childcare and after-school programs run by the Administration for Children’s Services and the Department of Youth and Community Development that were included in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s preliminary budget plan.