The End of the Budget Dance?

– NY Slant

Despite (or maybe because of?) New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito invoking the specter of the “budget dance” during hearings on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Executive Budget for Fiscal Year 2017, the recent adoption of the city budget was hailed as the end of that longstanding, if oft-reviled, annual ritual.

Funding for six-day library service, summer youth jobs and elimination of waitlists for case managers for seniors were all “baselined,” supposedly ensuring that their fate is more secure than in the past.

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