Philly fire contract hearing turns raucous

City controller says the city has the money to pay firefighters, but is dragging its feet

By Sean Collins Walsh
The Philadelphia Daily News

PHILADELPHIA — It's a familiar sight these days.

Firefighters lined City Council chambers to heckle a Nutter administration policy and cheer those questioning it.

About three dozen firefighters showed up in union colors to a public-safety committee hearing Wednesday that probed the administration's decision to, once again, appeal a ruling that would give firefighters retroactive pay raises and other financial awards.

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