As the Obama Administration urges states to hire more cops and firemen, another US city is going broke due to exorbitant union salaries. North Las Vegas, unable to file bankruptcy due to state law has taken an unusual step.
Using a state law that highlights natural disasters and other unforeseen circumstances, North Las Vegas city leaders, prohibited from declaring bankruptcy, unanimously decided last month to declare their own state of fiscal emergency. The unprecedented move has drawn mixed reviews from town residents and a lawsuit from police brass who claim the novel twist on what makes for an emergency is nothing more than an attempt by conservative activists to bust their union.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/17/las-vegas-city-leaders-declare-state-fiscal-emergency/#ixzz20tAwHQAy
Police officers and firemen serve a crucial and critical role in society, but no assistant fire chief provides $650,000.00 worth of service and cities cannot continue to be chained to such ridiculous union compensation plans.