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City Council shirking responsibility, critics say

Hearing schedule is lighter than usual

By Andrea Estes
Globe Staff / May 1, 2006

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Usually in May, the Boston City Council's Iannella Chamber is abuzz with activity. It is budget season, the time of year when the city's legislative body gets to exercise one of its only significant powers -- to influence the way the city spends its money. City councilors hold hearings at which they pore over the budget's details, and the Ways ... (Full article: 803 words)

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