The Globe and Herald wrap up coverage of last night's unanimous-except-for-the-mayor-candidates passage of Mayor Menino's $2.4 billion budget. Sam Yoon has voted against the Mayor's budget proposal each of his three years on the council, citing wasteful spending on the part of the administration. Michael Flaherty opposed the plan on similar grounds, calling for greater spending control and oversight.
â€œI cannot support a budget for a government that has not conducted a rigorous, sweeping performance review that is required to squeeze out all waste,â€ Flaherty said, according to the Herald.
The budget is $26.3 million less than last year's spending plan, with cuts hitting teachers, police and 496 other city workers.