Bronx residents protest budget cuts

Bronx residents took to City Hall Thursday to protest budget cuts being proposed by Gov. David Paterson.

Community organizations, nonprofits and labor unions came together to argue that planned cuts to education, health care and social services will have a disastrous impact on the Bronx.

On Thursday, Paterson announced he will take a 10 percent pay cut with the state facing a $14 billion budget deficit.

"I will symbolically make the gesture for the state. I'm the governor, I'm the leader of the state," Paterson said.

AP wire services were used in this report.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."