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AG greenlights city budget ballot question
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AG greenlights city budget ballot question
The Attorney General’s office last Friday cleared a ballot question that, if approved by voters this November, would shift the balance of power in Boston’s budget process by giving the council the authority to amend a mayor’s budget “in whole, or in part,” and override a mayoral veto with a two-thirds vote.
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Youth activists demand cut to police budget
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Youth activists demand cut to police budget
On Saturday, June 26, activists from the Youth Justice and Power Union gathered at City Hall to demand a $120 million cut from the police budget and a cancellation of the new class of 250 police officers.
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Council passes budget after contentious debate
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Council passes budget after contentious debate
Last year, as president of the Boston City Council, Kim Janey voted no on former Mayor Martin Walsh’s budget, because it didn’t do enough to cut down on the police budget. Last week, city councilors passed acting Mayor Janey’s budget, while maintaining their criticism of her decision to add more officers to the force.
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Janey signs off on changes to city charter
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Janey signs off on changes to city charter
Acting Mayor Janey signed an ordinance giving Boston’s voters a chance to amend the city charter this November, giving the City Council and voters more power in the budget process.
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