More Tucson cuts expected; domestic abuse shelter in jeopardyPosted: Updated:
The budget ax keeps swinging in Tucson.
The mayor and Tucson city council are expected to approve more cuts Tuesday -- including a recommendation for more furloughs for city employees -- this time police were included.
City Manager Mike Letcher wants more days without pay for workers this year to cut another 3.5% of their pay. Three more furloughs are already scheduled -- including one this Friday.
Once the Tucson city council agreed to move forward and possibly cut 60% of funding from a long list of local agencies, at least one got really nervous -- the Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse. On top of losing a huge chunk of city funding -- the state still owes them money from last year.