City Council approves $50 billion budget plan that will benefit BX residents

The City Council approved a $50 billion budget plan Thursday that will benefit Bronx residents.

The plan was agreed on by Mayor Bloomberg and a City Council Speaker Gifford Miller earlier in the week. It includes $25 million for youth program funding, such as day care and after-school programs. The plan will also keep Bronx libraries open for extended hours and extended days.

If the City Council had not passed the budget before the midnight deadline, a state finance board could have taken over. The fiscal year 2006 begins in July.

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