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Mayor de Blasio will furlough everyone in his office, including himself

NEW YORK - The New York City mayor says he is going to require everyone who works in his office to take a 5-day unpaid furlough because of a budget shortfall.Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city has lost $9 billion in revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The city has slashed the budget by $7 billion but cost savings are still needed.The furloughs will begin on October 1 and will be spread out until March 2021."This is a step you never want to take for hardworking people," de Blasio said at a Wednesday morning news conference.The mayor says he will also be part of the furlough.

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