Cost-cutting agreement between Flint's emergency manger, firefighters gets state approval


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FLINT, Michigan — A Michigan board has approved a proposal from Flint's state-appointed emergency to cut costs with a modified contract for the city's firefighters.

The Local Emergency Financial Assistance Loan Board on Friday approved Darnell Earley's proposal that involves the agreement with International Association of Fire Fighters Local 352.

Modifications are expected to generate more than $600,000 in savings this year and reduce future costs to the city by nearly $6 million. In a statement, Earley says the changes are necessary and will help "stabilize the financial future of the City of Flint."

The Flint City Council submitted an alternative proposal, which the board considered before making its decision.


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