NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his $82.2 billion budget, an increase of $100 million from last year's proposal. The plan calls for cash for everything from hospitals to ambulances to dealing with the opioid crisis while laying out financial needs for the city.
For the first time since the 1940s, more people are moving to New York City than out of it, de Blasio said.
The unveiling of the $82 billion budget was highlighted by a proposal for a $70 million police precinct in Queens, $21 million for specialized snow removal equipment, a clear response to issues last winter, and $276 million for repairs on the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge , and the Manhattan Bridge.
The mayor also made a statement by criticizing the state government because of a decline in money coming from the state level. And City Hall said those cuts negatively affect city residents.
De Blasio also noted that more resources to fight the homeless crisis in the five boroughs and cited the efforts already underway have helped level off numbers.
The budget also includes an overhaul to its public-hospital system. The mayor said the move will help solve financial issues crated in part by the federal government.