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It’s Wednesday.

Weather: A chance of showers in the morning followed by heavy rain later in the day. Expect a high in the low 80s.

Alternate-side parking: In effect until Friday, but read about the new amended regulations here.

New York City’s budget process isn’t usually this heated.

As the city slowly reopens during the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials are facing a gloomy fiscal reality and demands from protesters against police brutality to slash the Police Department’s funding.

I asked my colleague Dana Rubinstein, who covers city government, to explain the controversies and politics behind this year’s $88.1 billion budget. (I spoke to her before the budget passed overnight. Read more about it here.)

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