Facing Huge Shortfall, City Budget Negotiations Continue

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LA Mayor Villaraigosa says he'll veto an early retirement program he once supported. After two days of long, closed-door sessions with a coalition of labor unions, the City Council voted unanimously to keep the idea alive.  But, with the city spending a million dollars a day more than it takes in, layoffs and furloughs are more likely than ever.


Rick Orlov - Los Angeles Daily News - @Rickorlov, Barbara Maynard - Californians for Retirement Security, Jack Humphreville - Department of Water and Power Advocacy Committee - @Jack90020, Bob Schoonover - President, SEIU Local 721

Warren Olney

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