Rahm passes his first Chicago budget – unanimously.

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City Hall: 50-0 for Rahm.

Regarded as a triumph by some – freshman Mayor Rahm Emanuel passed his first $6.3 billion budget of Chicago this week with unanimous support from the City Council – following the old traditions of the former mayor Richard M. Daley.

From the Sun-Times:

By pitching a shutout in his first big game on a new field, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has strengthened his hand when it comes to tackling the next big challenges ahead: pension reform and winning contract concessions from police and fire unions.

Emanuel’s $6.3 billion 2012 budget — and the $220 million in taxes, fines and fees needed to pay for it — scored a 50-to-0 vote in the City Council on Wednesday.

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