Walsh, Connolly debate unions, local issues
BOSTON (WHDH) -- With three weeks until the Boston Mayoral election, the candidates faced off in a debate Tuesday night.
City Councilor John Connolly and State Rep. Marty Walsh shared their visions for Boston schools among other things.
Sparks flew when Connolly accused Walsh of siding to strongly with the city’s unions.
If Representative Walsh had his way, he would have taken the City Council's final review of all these contracts away, and that would just hand the taxpayers a $200 million dollar bill in the case of these two fire fighter and police contracts,” Connolly said.
“There's a way to avoid these negotiations to go to arbitration, and my legislation does that. As mayor of the city of Boston, I won't need my legislation to do that, I’ll make it happen,” Walsh rebutted.