Up Close: Impact of Trump budget cuts in NYC

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Bill Ritter talks with Shola Olatoye, Chair and CEO of the New York City Housing Authority. (WABC)

Political warfare was declared by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after President Trump releases his proposed federal budget for fiscal 2018.

This was just the first salvo but the mayor - running for re-election and now freed of any threat of indictment for improper fundraising - is leading the charge on behalf of cities and his city, the largest in the nation.

There are no final numbers yet, but Trump's budget cuts could result in at least $100 million cuts to public schools, $150 million to public housing, cuts in infrastructure projects like the 2nd Avenue Subway extension, to meals on wheels for seniors, and $190 million in cuts to the city's counterterrorism effort.

So what would this mean, a big cut in an important New York City agency?

Shola Olatoye, Chair and CEO of the New York City Housing Authority, joins us to discuss what the president's proposed budget cuts would mean to her agency.

Also, it was a monster storm last week, with some parts of the Tri-State getting upwards of 20 inches of snow.

And New York City, if not for a shift in the track, could have been in the bullseye.

Instead the city got 7-10 inches. Clearing it all is an enormous task, and a big task being in charge of it.

Joining us is the woman in charge of the biggest sanitation department in the world, Kathryn Garcia.

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Bill Ritter talks with New York City Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia.



Finally, federal and state prosecutors decided this week not to bring corruption charges against Mayor de Blasio.

What does this mean for the mayor's re-election campaign?

With us is our political analyst Hank Sheinkopf.

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Bill Ritter talks with political analyst Hank Sheinkopf.


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