New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday cranked up the volume in a fiscal fight with the governor at the release of his executive budget proposal. The mayor proposed a $62.9 billion budget that apparently included few changes from his preliminary budget released in January.
Bloomberg lashed out at budget cuts in Gov. David Paterson’s state budget proposal, that if enacted, the mayor said would force the city to cut nearly 11,000 jobs, including about 6,400 teaching positions and 400 firefighters. Roughly 6,000 job cuts would be through layoffs and the remainder through attrition.