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How Trump Threatens to Derail New York’s Plans

Cuomo, Trump, and de Blasio

New York is in the midst of budget season. By the end of the week, the state government should have decided upon spending plans for the year and New York City will follow with its budget in June. But the New Yorker in the White House is already threatening to foil Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s best-laid plans.

Read on to learn about what's going on and how Donald Trump's plans could have a big impact on New Yorkers.


Trouble for the NYPD

The New York City Police Department had a string of bad news stories over the past week. They settled a court case over illegal Muslim surveillance, paying millions in the process. A leaker revealed the disciplinary records of the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner, Daniel Pantaleo, giving the police department another black eye. And another bad cop, Richard Haste who killed Bronx teen Ramarley Graham, was allowed to resign rather than be fired.
Expect more pressure on Mayor Bill de Blasio and his Police Commissioner James O'Neil to change how the NYPD operates.

See more about what's going on with the NYPD and why the 2017 election means that the pressure is on for de Blasio.


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Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein is the founder of ShakingNews.

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