KANSAS MAYOR SLAMS PUBLIC SAFETY TAX PROPOSAL

May 10–Mayor Jeff Longwell came out hard Thursday against a proposal by Wichita’s police and fire unions for a quarter-cent sales tax to fund public safety services. In his weekly news conference, Longwell said the City Council is already working toward implementing a consultant study that recommended more money for law enforcement, including sworn officers […]

NH FIREFIGHTERS PICKET AMID CONTRACT DISPUTE

May 08 — SOMERSWORTH, NH — Veteran city firefighter Mike Spinney takes his job seriously and knows the public expects him to. Now he wants the city to respond with a contract, which he says his union has been without since 2012. “When somebody calls the fire department, (they) don’t ask for a circus vehicle […]