Tuesday, March 25, 2008

More school funding, more police -- but maybe fewer Metro workers -- under Dean budget

By MICHAEL CASS • Staff Writer (Tennessean) • March 25, 2008 Mayor Karl Dean proposed a $1.6 billion budget for Nashville government that would fully fund Metro schools and fully staff the city’s police force. But some 200 employees would likely be laid off, and most Metro departments would suffer budget cuts under Dean’s proposal, which the Metro Council must now consider. Dean said his administration focused on streamlining government functions instead of eliminating direct services to citizens. More information will be supplied as the news comes in.

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