Chicago mayor delivers budget speech amid teacher strike

Teachers are battling with Chicago leaders and mayor Lori Lightfoot primarily over pay and benefits, smaller class sizes and providing more support staff.
1:38 | 10/23/19

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Eleventh stated I thought my biggest concern it was going to be getting a good scrap AZT. Again I find myself stressing over the backed that the mayor who had been bookings are up there is impeding my education. And making teachers too busy fighting only things and CS things that she immediate hire them or basic grade to students. To ensure that ends garments. And chase and socially in. And shouldn't be seen as a privileged that Eileen Atkins didn't quite high school isn't movies as a necessity is to share her news. Though as I outlined in my state of the city address Chicago is staring down an 838. Million dollar budget gap. One of the largest gaps in our history. Getting that number down to zero. Required ingenuity. But more than that it required hard choices across both expenditures. And revenues. But this budget. Is more than a simple math well. Isn't that how you statement from what we prioritize. And the kind of city that we want to be. But what we also her. Every single place leeway was it residents don't want to see their property taxes increased. And you can blame him. That's why. Before I go any further. I'm here to tell you that we didn't so all our 838. Million dollar budget gap with a large property tax increase in 20/20. And folks that's good news.

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