NYC Budget Restores Money for Day Care, After-school Programs

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tuesday either is or isn’t the next-to-last day of school for public school students, depending on which version of the end-of-year schedule their school has adopted.

But it begins with good news for children and families in New York City.

The annual city budget dance has ended, and the City Council and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg have waltzed to a deal for a $68.5 billion package that includes no tax increases, no firehouse closings, no widespread layoffs of teachers or others, David W. Chen reports in The New York Times — and, in fact, slight increases to some services for children and families.

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