Behind the numbers in the city's new budget

Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday proposed a $99.7 billion budget that he said is aimed at boosting jobs and public safety as the city’s economic recovery from Covid-19 lags the rest of the nation.

“It all comes down to this: safety, jobs, schools and housing,” Adams said during a speech at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn.

The plan marks the first post-pandemic budget for the city that will not have the help of billions in federal stimulus aid. Adams said the proposed budget would achieve savings of about $400 million over the next two fiscal years and would add $200 million to the city’s rainy-day fund, bringing reserves to

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