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LA council wants to cap healthcare benefits of retired police, firefighters

The L.A. City Council is moving forward with a plan to cap the healthcare benefits of retired police and firefighters.

June 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Los Angeles City Council is moving forward with a plan to limit how much the city contributes to the healthcare benefits of retired police and firefighters.

The ordinance would cap the city's maximum contribution at $1,097 a month.

Officials said the move would save the city an estimated $68 million a year.

The city is in the midst of closed-door talks with the police and firefighters unions.

The police union said it will review the proposal.

The ordinance comes back to the council for a second vote next month.


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