Bloomberg, council budget deal saves firehouses

NEW YORK - (AP) - Twenty New York City fire engine companies thatwere in danger of being eliminated have been saved under a newbudget deal for next fiscal year.

Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn reached anagreement late last night on the city budget for the fiscal year thatbegins July 1.

The spending plan restores about $300 million in funding thatBloomberg had proposed cutting in order to plug budget gaps.

Part of that is due to expected cuts in state funding. The stateis nearly three months late on its budget, but early proposals inJanuary envisioned cutting aid to New York City by as much as $1.3billion.

The city still had to make about $1 billion in cuts. Thoseinclude closing some senior centers and eliminating thousands ofjobs.

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