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Mayor restores funding to schools, libraries for Fiscal Year 2025

June 28, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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CITYWIDE — NEW YORK CITY’S PUBLIC LIBRARIES WILL HAVE THEIR FUNDING and Sunday hours restored, according to an announcement that Mayor Eric Adams officially released on Friday afternoon, June 28. The restored funding and services, which Gothamist and the Daily News also reported, will benefit the Brooklyn Public Library system following austerity cuts made last November.  The mayor, along with NYC Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, Council Finance Chair Justin Brannan, members of the City Council, and senior members of the Adams administration agreed on a balanced and fiscally responsible $112.4 billion Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2025 that they promise invests in the future of New York City. This budget will reinvest in protecting public safety, rebuilding the city’s economy, and making the city more livable for working-class people. The Adams administration and City Council invest hundreds of millions of dollars of city resources in critical areas, including early childhood education, cultural organizations, libraries, parks, public safety, and to deliver on shared priorities.

The Early Childhood Strategic Plan, in particular, will receive a $100 million investment to reduce waitlists for Special Education Pre-K seats, maximize take-up of extended day seats available to eligible families and Support undocumented children and their families who are not eligible for federally subsidized extended day and yearly child care, among other goals.

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