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City Council passes $88.1 billion budget with $1 billion in cuts to NYPD

11 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

The New York City Council passed the city's $88.1 billion budget just after midnight Wednesday with hopes to solve the Big Apple's $9 billion budget shortfall - in part by slashing NYPD spending by $1 billion. The deal became official around midnight once Councilwoman Deborah Rose became the 26th council member to vote in favor...
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New York City passes budget with police cuts, but some say it's not enough

New York City passes budget with police cuts, but some say it's not enough

11 monthes ago   |   By National Post

NEW YORK - The New York City Council voted to pass the 2021 budget on Tuesday night with cuts to police funding after weeks of fraught negotiations with Mayor Bill de Blasio, but some lawmakers complained it fell short of a $1 billion cut they and protesters demanded.
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New York City Council passes 2021 budget, including some police cuts

11 monthes ago   |   By National Post

NEW YORK - A majority of New York City Council members voted to pass the 2021 fiscal year budget on Tuesday that seeks to close a $9 billion revenue shortfall caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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New York City Council Speaker Expects Plan to Cut $1 Billion From NYPD to Pass

11 monthes ago   |   By Time

New York City lawmakers were expected Tuesday to approve shifting $1 billion from policing to education and social services in the coming year, acknowledging protesters' demands to cut police spending - but falling short of what activists sought.
City Council members were due to debate and vote on the plan Tuesday night, with time running short ahead of the budget year that begins Wednesday. Mayor Bill de Blasio supports the $88.2 billion spending plan and Council Speaker Corey Johnson said he was confident it would pass the council, but he expected a lot of “no” votes from members who...
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