Milwaukee Mayor blasts bill that impacts Fire and Police Commission

  • Source: WTMJ-AM 620 Milwaukee
  • Published: 11/02/2017 03:15 AM

VIDEO: A power struggle is forming between Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and some state lawmakers. A new bill introduced in Madison could change the way police officers and firefighters fight to get their jobs back. The mayor pointed out only a few years ago, they championed a change that fired police or firefighters, will not continue to get paid as they fought on an appeal. The bill just introduced, would reverse that decision. Barrett argued the only loser in that end of the deal, are taxpayers. Barrett claims the so-called "bad apple" could potentially get paycheck even through appeal in circuit court. Barrett claims the financial impact with adjusted wages could cost the city about one million dollars a year.


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