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County Executive wants to add 100 firefighters

Wednesday - 6/5/2013, 10:10pm  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman says she will propose legislation to hire 100 firefighters -- a move that will cost $3 million.

Neuman announced the proposal Wednesday, a day after an arbitrator ruled that county firefighters can keep their one-day-on, three-day-off schedule.

Neuman said the county pays a lot of overtime to provide adequate staffing for all shifts.

Republican County Council Chairman Jerry Walker tells The Capital of Annapolis ( that while he understands the need to increase staffing, he wants to be sure the hirings are justified.


Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md.,

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