The Philadelphia City Council yesterday approved amendments to a power-sharing proposal for the city's oversight board, setting the stage for a final vote next week that is needed before Philadelphia can sell its long-awaited deficit bonds.

The amendments are intended to address union complaints that torpedoed an earlier version of the plan. In September, the council voted against the city's proposed cooperation agreement with the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority after angry union members said it would give the oversignt board too much power.

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