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Hearing on Scheduled Reno Firefighter Layoffs Held Tuesday

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A hearing between the City of Reno and the firefighters' union was held Tuesday over ongoing scheduled layoffs that start July 1st. The firefighters union is suing the city in an attempt to stop those layoffs from happening.

In Washoe District Court, the judge decided to hold off on a decision until she can review the documents in the case.

Lawyers for the city argued that the layoffs were necessary after it lost a major federal grant. They say the city council has final jurisdiction over budget allocations and staffing levels. But the firefighters say the money for those positions is there - it would just have to be diverted from other areas.

The city argues that the budget is tight and the union doesn't have a right to dictate how the city's money is spent.

The judge says she will have a decision on the case no later than one week from today.
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