Mayor Bloomberg lashes out at state budget
(AP) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg says thenew state budget unfairly singles out the city and makes itimpossible to prevent layoff and cuts in services.
Bloomberg said in his radio address Sunday that he appreciatesthe challenge New York lawmakers faced in trying to close the largedeficit. But he says every other town and city in New York willreceive a certain type of aid that has been cut entirely for NewYork City, and it amounts to about $300 million.
Bloomberg says the schools in particular will be hit hard by thecuts and there will be teacher layoffs, though the city is tryingto make up the gap by allocating $2.2 billion to education.