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New York, NY - $70B Budget Passes Including Protection From Global Warming

Published on: June 27, 2013 10:58 AM
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New York, NY - New York City lawmakers have passed a $70 billion spending plan for the next fiscal year. It holds taxes steady, avoids major layoffs and starts on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ambitious plans to protect the city from storms and global warming.

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The City Council approved the budget early Thursday. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn reached agreement on the budget this weekend.

The budget includes $250 million for bulkheads and other coastal protection improvements. They’re among plans Bloomberg recently outlined for guarding against rising seas and other hazards associated with climate change.

One big item the spending plan doesn’t address: potential raises for city employees who have been working on expired contracts. The city could have to find billions of dollars for retroactive increases if new agreements are reached.


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 Jun 27, 2013 at 12:39 PM mark Says:

Foolish people throwing money at a foolish premise, that "man" controls temperatures.

Some of the libs are waking up and realizing this is a false issue just by the facts alone that temps have been dropping, essentially for 15 years. But that's not the point, because even if they were to go up, "man" cannot have more control than God!
Any Yid that believes in man made global warming or climate change or whatever they want to call it to fit their wacky agenda, is an apikoris!

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 Jun 27, 2013 at 01:18 PM The_Truth Says:

Reply to #1  
mark Says:

Foolish people throwing money at a foolish premise, that "man" controls temperatures.

Some of the libs are waking up and realizing this is a false issue just by the facts alone that temps have been dropping, essentially for 15 years. But that's not the point, because even if they were to go up, "man" cannot have more control than God!
Any Yid that believes in man made global warming or climate change or whatever they want to call it to fit their wacky agenda, is an apikoris!

Call it what you want, but the fact is that more extreme weather has been & will continue to affect NY and I'm glad that something is being done about it.

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 Jun 27, 2013 at 07:13 PM Shlomo-1 Says:

Reply to #1  
mark Says:

Foolish people throwing money at a foolish premise, that "man" controls temperatures.

Some of the libs are waking up and realizing this is a false issue just by the facts alone that temps have been dropping, essentially for 15 years. But that's not the point, because even if they were to go up, "man" cannot have more control than God!
Any Yid that believes in man made global warming or climate change or whatever they want to call it to fit their wacky agenda, is an apikoris!

Who has said that man "controls temperatures"?
What is clear from the science is that man has influenced global temperatures, primarily through releasing billions of tons of various gases into the atmosphere.
Influence is not the same as control.
"Belief" is not the best word to use when describing an understanding of science.
Science doesn't have a "wacky agenda."
Knowing that man influences his environment is not apikorsus and a disagreement on the issue shouldn't be cause to marginalize people who disagree with you.

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