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Plan to Fire, Rehire City Workers Nixed
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LAS VEGAS --In a press conference, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman says the city attorney has told him his plan to fire and then rehire city workers cannot happen due to legal issues.

The Mayor says he is "disappointed."

The announcement comes one week after telling city employees he wanted to fire everyone and then rehire them for lower salaries. Legal issues prevent the mayor from being able to do it.

Goodman was looking for a way to get around unions who are refusing the 8-percent cuts. Without everyone agreeing to salary reductions, 146 employees will be laid off.

The unions say they would negotiate with the city, but would not agree to 8-percent cuts with no guarantee that more cuts could happen.

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