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Adams’ fiscal plan will face labor test

Just 1.25 percent is budgeted for raises

Posted 1/20/23

Mayor Eric Adams’ preliminary budget, released last week, reflects some tough choices. It includes funding cuts in early childhood education and for libraries, for CUNY and for city several departments, including the Human Resource Administration and those that oversee homeless services and youth and community development. 

The mayor, though, said the tentative, $102.7 billion spending plan, about $1.3 billion shy of this year’s revised budget, is not so much an austerity plan as one that spends more wisely. 

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