Bloomberg Orders Hiring Freeze Because of Senate Gridlock


bloombergNew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is ordering an immediate hiring freeze because he says the state Senate gridlock is holding up new tax revenue for the city. The freeze delays indefinitely a class of 250 police recruits who were to be sworn in on Wednesday. The city is also putting off planned hires of firefighters, traffic agents, school crossing guards and EMTs.

The state must approve new tax measures that were included in the city’s budget for fiscal year 2010, which began July 1.

Without them, the mayor says the city is losing $60 million a month.

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