NYTimes: Settlement in payroll Scandal Gives Mayor’s Budget a Lift

By David Chen and Kate Taylor

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Thursday that an infusion of almost half a billion dollars from the settlement over the CityTime payroll scandal would enable New York to fill more than 2,500 teaching positions that were to be eliminated in the budget for the coming fiscal year, while avoiding tax increases or layoffs of police officers or firefighters.

But Mr. Bloomberg said he would not budge from his plans, first outlined in February, to cut millions of dollars for child care and after-school programs, or to close 20 fire companies and cut back on financing for libraries.

Read more at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/nyregion/bloomberg-restores-2500-teaching-jobs-in-latest-budget-proposal.html?_r=2&ref=nyregion

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