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Boise police, fire unions agree to trim back contracts to avoid layoffs

Boise's police and fire unions have announced an agreement with the city in which they'll give up cost-of-living pay increases in fiscal year 2013 that already were promised in their existing contracts, to help the city balance its budget and avoid layoffs. “This agreement is a shining example of how city governments and public-safety unions can work together to solve difficult problems,” said Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, who said the city will save $1.275 million. Click below for the city's full announcement.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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