Mayor extends private bus line contract; signs new child support bill into law

Mayor Bloomberg signed an extension to keep buses rolling in the Bronx Wednesday.

The mayor signed off on legislation giving a six-month contract extension to seven private express bus companies. Now city officials have more time to decide whether to continue subsidizing the private bus companies or try and have the MTA take over the routes.

Also, the mayor signed a bill into law that will help regulate child support collection agencies. Many single parents hire a private collection agency to get the child support they are owed. But the agencies can charge huge fees and harass clients. Under the new law, agencies must disclose contract terms and can be held accountable if they don't comply.

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