In his budget presentation, Mayor Bloomberg pointed a critical finger at state and federal lawmakers who reduced their aid to the city.
In response, Governor Cuomo’s spokesman, Josh Vlasto, emailed to say:
“Facing a historic deficit, Governor Cuomo passed a budget that included both tough choices and dramatic reforms to get the state’s fiscal house in order. We look forward to continuing to work with the Mayor and his administration to rebuild the city and state economy’s so we can create good jobs for all New Yorkers. The Governor will also continue to work with his partners in labor to find savings within government in order to avoid similar layoffs at the state level.”
I’ve reported earlier on the dueling claims from City Hall and Albany about whether the city has a surplus, which, basically, they don’t.