Quinn Gets into Budget Cuts and Snow
January 7th, 2011
Appearing on the John Gambling Show this morning, Council Speaker Christine Quinn outlined her expectations for Monday’s blizzard hearing and reiterated her position on tax increases in the next city budget.
The council and the Bloomberg administration released a mid-year budget agreement yesterday, which staved off the nighttime closure of 20 fire companies and saved nearly 200 positions at the Administration for Children’s Services.
When asked this morning whether Quinn would consider tax increases, the speaker again said no way.
But Quinn did hint at harder times to come (We cover the upcoming budget battle this morning here).
“There arenít any ideas that relates to budget cuts that are going to disappear and never come back,” Quinn said. “We are not at a point anymore, and I know New Yorkers know this, where you can say waste, fraud and corruption.”
“We are making choices between things that are good and things that are great,” she added.
The speaker confirmed she would attend Monday’s hearing on the blizzard. Quinn rarely attends public hearings, which points to the significance of the snow showdown.
To listen to the entire segment go here.By Courtney Gross on January 7, 2011, 12:15 pm
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