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Judge Rules State Can Slash Firefighters’ Pay In Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS)–Police officers and firefighters in Atlantic City want to get the word out about proposed cuts they say will jeopardize public safety.

They handed out fliers today on the boardwalk to raise awareness.

The cuts have been proposed by the state — which took over Atlantic City’s finances.

The proposal calls for reducing the police force from 274 to 250 and at the fire department from 225 to 125.

The police union filed a lawsuit Wednesday to try to stop the cuts.

A judge issued a ruling today on a similar lawsuit by firefighters, saying layoffs cannot go forward, but it does allow for salary reductions.


One Comment

  1. Hank Maglio says:

    fire that judge,,,put that judge in prison,,,,why don’t he cut back those politicians pay,,,,they are the ones, who is bankrupting the city,,,and don’t want the state to take over,,,because they will be cut too

  2. I know people of Atlantic City are getting tired of paying high taxes and the Police and Firemen need to tighten their belts by taking pay cuts or they will start laying off people.

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