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Lawmakers call for budget restorations to early childhood education, libraries

Posted 6/28/24

With the city’s budget deadline looming, nearly two dozen state and federal lawmakers signed onto a letter urging Mayor Eric Adams to invest in programs that would make the city more affordable for middle-class New Yorkers.

“As advocates for our constituents, we witness firsthand the profound impact of rising housing costs, underfunded schools, library closures, social services, and the urgent need for accessible childcare. We urge you to prioritize a just budget that addresses these pressing issues comprehensively,” the letter states.

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