Governance June 27, 2024

In the News: Libraries and Arts Programs Spared From Cuts in N.Y.C. Budget Deal (New York Times)

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Grace Rauh, executive director of the 5BORO Institute, a think tank created by the mayor’s allies, celebrated the restored library funding as a “big win,” but questioned why they were always used as part of political gamesmanship in the city.

“They should be spending time and resources on library services and not have to wage public campaigns to keep the lights on,” she said.