New York Daily News: City Council approves NYC's $78.6 billion 2016 budget — which adds close to 1,300 new NYPD cops

By John Spina

June 26, 2015

The City Council overwhelmingly approved the city’s $78.6 billion 2016 budget on Friday...

The City Council overwhelmingly approved the city’s $78.6 billion 2016 budget on Friday.

The plan, which most notably adds close to 1,300 new police officers, was nearly unanimously approved with a vote of 46 to 1. Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Queens), who’s under indictment on charges of filing false documents and stealing state funds, was the sole abstainer...

“I wish New Yorkers who have lost faith in the government in Albany could be here today,” said Councilman Mark Levine (D-Manhattan). “We stuck to our principles and in the end it’s a budget we can all be proud of.”

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