Report: City Councilors Seeking Raises Have Short Days

A new report from the Boston Globe shows that several of the Boston city councilors who are seeking pay raises logged shortened days and took prolonged vacations.

The Globe reports Stephen J. Murphy was absent for weeks at a time during the winter, Timothy McCarthy took three weeks of vacation during his first and Michael F. Flaherty Jr. often worked five-hour days.

Many Boston city councilors are seeking a substantial pay raise and are defending themselves against the Globe's findings, saying the job requires many hours of time outside of the shift and often intrudes on the weekends.

The Globe's reporting comes from private records, attendance records from hearings and data from the City Hall parking garage.

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