Firefighters pay parity goes to the ballot


After months of controversy and political maneuvering Houston city council placed a proposal to give firefighters pay-parity with police on the November ballot.

While acknowledging firefighters deserve a raise, Mayor Sylvester Turner says the city can’t afford the $98 million a year cost and warned of lay-offs if the measure is approved.

In the wake of negotiations that ended in stalemate, Firefighter Union Chief Marty Lancton says his members have recovered only a 3% increase in pay since 2011.

Panelists: Jessica Colon - Republican strategist, Nyanza Moore - progressive commentator and attorney, Bob Price - Associate Editor Breitbart Texas, Graig Jackson - Professor TSU Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Bill King - columnist, businessman and former Kemah mayor, Tony Diaz- Chicano activist and educator, join Greg Groogan to discuss topics of the week.

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