NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The battle to fill a $33 million budget shortfall in North Las Vegas has turned into a war of words. Police and fire unions say they have offered to make concessions in good faith, yet they feel the city is depicting them as the bad guy.
If all sides don't reach an agreement by June 1, pink slips could begin to go out. From police and fire, to support staff, more than 200 jobs are at stake.
City leaders authorized City Manager Tim Hacker to initiate the layoffs with a unanimous vote Tuesday night. They say for months the city has asked unions to stop raises for two years and benefit increases, but claim representatives of the agencies have refused.