N.Y.C. mayor stepping up criticism of state over Ground Zero
By Jill Gardiner
The New York Sun
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In a move that pits him against Governor Pataki, Mayor Bloomberg stepped up his criticism of new state legislation that expands benefits for those who responded to the World Trade Center attacks.
Mr. Bloomberg said yesterday that he doesn't oppose the intent of the laws, but that the cost, which he pegged at more than $550 million over the next decade, will force the city to cut back services or increase taxes.