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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 01/ 7/2011

Fire department sues Montgomery Co.

By Washington Post editors

The Kensington Volunteer Fire Department filed a lawsuit against Montgomery County leaders Tuesday, alleging that staffing cuts approved in December were in retaliation for opposing the county's proposed ambulance fee, the Gazette reports.

According to the suit, filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court, the firefighters say the county executive's $32 million mid-year savings plan cut funding for 20 administrative positions supporting various volunteer fire departments to punish departments for publicly admonishing the fee before it went to referendum in November. The County Council approved the savings plan Dec. 14.

Read more about the lawsuit in the Gazette.

By Washington Post editors  | January 7, 2011; 11:21 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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