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COUNTERPROPOSAL: A group of lawmakers and activists largely from the vanguard of the city’s left gathered yesterday to push back against elements of the mayor’s budget proposal, which is being combed through by the City Council. Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso and Council Members Lincoln Restler and Shahana Hanif, who both co-chair the newly streamlined Progressive Caucus, criticized City Hall’s plans to roll back a planned 3K expansion and require savings from most city agencies while sparing the NYPD. The People’s Plan, an alternative budget proposal endorsed by the elected officials in attendance, also criticized proposed cuts to library and CUNY funding.
Council speaker claps back at AOC’s budget gripes
City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams responded to a series of tweets Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made in recent days lambasting funding choices in the city’s $101.1 billion budget.
Budget fracas a setback for Council’s progressive movement
The budget vote revealed a fissure within City Council’s Progressive Caucus — a sprawling group containing the budget’s fiercest opponents and the leaders whipping votes for it.
Parents, teachers and students rally against New York City school cuts
Education advocates – including students, parents and teachers – gathered outside of New York City Hall to rally against the City Council’s decision to decrease the public school budget by around $215 million.
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NYC schools budget protest
The City Council was set to vote on a budget that would shave about $215 million from the Department of Education. That has sparked protests.
Families protest $215M or more in NYC education budget cuts
A $215 million cut to the Department of Education’s budget is anticipated because of declining enrollment at New York City public schools, officials said. Parents, teachers and students protested on Monday.
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