The Lawrence Eagle-Tribune reports that taxpayers in that debt-laden city spent $27,000 on overtime for firefighters over Memorial Day weekend.  And this is at a time when the city is facing 35 police layoffs next year, meaning "no gang patrols, drug patrols, auto insurance fraud investigations or burglary apprehensions."

City & town managers, not just in Lawrence but across the Commonwealth, have to decide how to spend scarce public resources. If you're spending it on overtime, you're not spending it on something else that may be more valuable to your citizens.
 


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06/23/2010 14:38

When are the unions going to realize there are times when they have to give a little.
They would rather see big paychecks rather than saving their union brothers jobs.


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