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November 18, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Tacoma's money woes could mean layoffs

Money woes are everywhere and the city of Tacoma is apparently among the victims.

As many as 165 city employees could be laid off in the “first round” of cuts needed to trim $23 million from the budget by the end of the year, according to a blog post in The News Tribune in Tacoma. The estimate is from interim City Manager Rey Arellano.

According to the post by reporter Lewis Kamb, police and fire could take the brunt of it.

And it could get worse. From the Tribune’s web site:

And if city officials determine early next year that even more cuts are needed to close a general fund budget gap that could be as much as $31 million, another 65 workers would get pink slips.

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