City Lawmakers Consider Next Year's Spending Plan

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    AP
    You can fight City Hall -- but you might be able to get it to change.

    Lawmakers are likely to pass New York City's spending plan for the next fiscal year.

    The City Council vote is expected to vote Tuesday. The $63 billion budget includes about $1 billion in cuts, including thousands of job cuts and reductions to city services.

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New Yorkers will notice the effects.

    The next fiscal year begins Thursday. The City Council did manage to restore some jobs and services that were in danger of being eliminated.

    Twenty fire engine companies were saved. City swimming pools will stay open the entire season, instead of a shorter period this summer.