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De Blasio’s First NYC Budget Seeks to Expand Education Funding

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first budget calls for increasing education spending while setting aside money for retiree health care.

The $73.7 billion preliminary plan, released yesterday, benefited from a surplus of $1.8 billion from unanticipated tax revenue and unspent expenses. It includes funds for expanded paid sick leave, identification cards for undocumented workers, and an inspector general for the police department.