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The Council Response to the Mayor's Budget


As the negotiating begins, New York City Councilmember Julissa Ferreras-Copeland (representing Queens district 21 and Finance Committee Chair) reviews the differences between the Council budget and the mayor's version of the City budget.

Councilmember Ferraras-Copeland also spoke about the tampon tax, which she has campaigned against and is addressing with legislation in Albany.

Ppl who menstruate shldn’t feel shame abt their bodies or pay a penalty on their biology. @MMViverito and I write: https://t.co/i1CAkkBzbM

— Julissa Ferreras (@JulissaFerreras) March 24, 2016

And don't forget First Lady @Chirlane's poem "Tampons For All!" - link via @ThisIsFusion: https://t.co/x7J94ytQwHhttps://t.co/Lca1sxUrJR

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) April 6, 2016


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 2016-04-06  16m