Mack: no tax hike means police layoff

TRENTON — Mayor Tony Mack says Trenton must lay off 150 police officers to close a $17 million budget deficit, according to The Trentonian’s L.A. Parker.

The revelation comes after City Council voted down a proposed 43-cent tax increase Thursday.

The increase would have gone far to close the gap.

It would also, however, represent the latest in a series of tax increases that have whacked taxpayers as Trenton grapples with deficits and insufficient tax revenue.

No word has been given as to when these layoffs will occur or if they will truly consist of 150 officers.

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