Lightfoot’s $12.8 billion budget sails through committee

Fran Spielman  |  November 20, 2020

By Fran Spielman, includes “Chicago Federation of Labor President Bob Reiter said Thursday he has no doubt Lightfoot will have the 26 votes needed to pass the budget, now that layoffs are off the table. ‘While the rest of the city has been shutting down, these people have been showing up. They’ve been protecting us. Now, we need to protect them and the services they provide,’ Reiter said. ‘The question isn’t whether we have the votes to pass this budget. The question is, who’s gonna stand with us to pass the budget. A budget that protects city services. A budget that protects city workers. That’s gonna be a vote that you’re gonna want to be on.’ … The CFL has an ownership stake in Sun-Times Media.”

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