Village Voice: Mayor’s Budget: No Tax Increases and No Layoffs of Teachers, Police Officers, or Firefighters

Village Voice: Mayor’s Budget: No Tax Increases and No Layoffs of Teachers, Police Officers, or Firefighters

By Sam Levin

February 2, 2012

Announcing the city’s annual budget today, Mayor Mike Bloomberg said he would not be increasing taxes and he would not be laying off teachers, police officers, or firefighters. He said it multiple times. Runnin’ Scared, watching a live feed of his announcement, counted at least three times. Can you hear him, folks? Just in case you missed it – no new taxes and no layoffs for uniformed workers.

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