27 July 2009

GOP budget could mean firefighter layoff in Hburg

State Senate Republicans have proposed a budget that would involve $1.2 million in cuts for the capital's fire department budget. The city is currently suffering a shortage of firefighters with an additional 30 eligible to retire by 2012. State legislators are currently battling over the budget, which is quickly approaching a month past due. State Democrats posit that the Republican budget, which cuts millions in state spending rather than raise any taxes, will lead to cuts in vital services such as fire departments.

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