Running the Numbers

A few quick numbers from Michael Bloomberg’s budget, which he’s presenting at noon:

$4.93 billion: size of deficit to be closed.

3,352: number of jobs the city hopes to let go unfilled.

934: number of layoffs the mayor is seeking for non-uniformed workers.

2.3 percent: proposed cut to city school funding.

2 percent: size of the raise the mayor wants to give teachers.

4 percent: size of the raise the teachers want.

 

Running the Numbers