Yonkers protesters bring budget fight to City Hall

Concerned parents in Yonkers continued their fight to restore proposed cuts that will be made to the city's education budget if a solution isn't reached by next school year.

Dozens of angry residents marched all the way to City Hall from the Scholastic Elementary School this morning, unhappy about the hundreds of proposed layoffs and program cuts for their kids.

The Yonkers School District has proposed eliminating pre-K education, various school bus routes and all school sports to combat a $42 million budget gap, along with the proposed 708 layoffs.

City council members and their staff are holding all-day forums on the budget today, discussing the possibility of establishing a transitional finance authority, an independent agency that would allow the city to refinance and borrow some $20 million in funds.

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