City budget sends 'wrong message': Public Advocate Jumaane Williams fires back at de Blasio

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Public Advocate Jumaane Williams fired back at Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday after previously threatening to block tax collection without an NYPD hiring freeze in the city's budget.

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Williams says he wants to have a conversation with the mayor but is taking action because the primary message the budget sends is a negative one.

The city's new budget cuts the hiring of new nurses, doctors, social workers, or guidance counselors but will still hire an additional 1,000 police officers at a time where people are asking to re-envision what public safety is, is "the wrong message," Williams told 1010 WINS on Wednesday.

The $88.1 billion budget the city agreed