Tacoma budget cuts 217 jobs

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The Tacoma City Council passed a $397 million budget Tuesday night that cuts 217 jobs.

The 2013-14 spending plan also closes a fire station at the port, cuts library hours and leaves non-essential street repairs unfixed. Drivers will have to pay $20 more for vehicle license tabs.

The News Tribune reports ( http://bit.ly/UFOVSJ) about 100 city workers will retire under the next budget, about 70 will be laid off, and about 50 vacant positions will vanish.


Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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