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State Senate Passes Bill to Stop MTA Layoffs, Citing Safety Risk

The bill says that leaving stations unattended "encourages our enemies to exploit a perceived 'weak link.'"

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Voters Don't Blame Mayor for Budget Woes, New Poll Shows

A poll finds that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has emerged relatively unscathed in the public eye from his service-slashing 2011 budget.

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City Council Passes Budget, Saves Fire Companies and Slashes Social Services

The vote comes a day after the State Legislature took a giant leap toward passing its own budget.

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David Paterson Says He "Has Regrets" About Dropping Election Bid

Gov. David Paterson told a radio show he regrets dropping out of the governor's race months ago.

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Legislature Passes Majority of Budget, Paterson Vetoes Education Spending

The legislature and governor are still at odds over how to balance the budget, which is now 89 days late.

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No End in Sight for State Budget Stalemate, David Paterson Says

Gov. David Paterson predicted that another week-long budget extension bill would be required after June 20.

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Keeping 210 Subway Station Agents Would Cost $40K a Day, MTA Says

The MTA will hold public hearings over proposed station agent cuts but makes no promises about holding onto jobs.

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Wall St. Earnings Fall More Than 20 Percent in 2009, Study Says

A 21.5 percent drop in Wall Street wages could have a devastating affect on the local economy, according to a new report.

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Michael Bloomberg Announces Teacher Salary Freeze to Avoid Layoffs

The mayor said that he will not provide the 2 percent raise, which had been promised to city teachers and principals.

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Judge Blocks Gov. David Paterson's Furlough of 100,000 State Workers

The judge ruled that the furloughs would cause “irreparable” harm and issued a temporary restraining order against them.

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Albany Approves Plan to Furlough State Workers One Day a Week Without Pay

The furlough will affect about half the state's workforce and save the state government about $30 million a week.

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11,000 Jobs Lost in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 2011 Budget

Bloomberg’s grim $63 billion 2011 budget was especially brutal for the education department, which will lose 6,400 teachers, and the FDNY, which will lose 400 firefighters and need to eliminate staffing at 20 engines.