(Houston, TX) -- Houston City Council is trying to figure out how to fit pay raises for firefighters into the budget. The council met Wednesday for the first time since a judge ruled that Proposition B will go into effect.
Voters approved Prop B last month, requiring the city to offer equal pay to firefighters and police officers. Mayor Sylvester Turner opposed the measure, saying it would cost up to 100-million-dollars a year and result in layoffs. A judge on Tuesday denied the city's request to stop Prop B pending the results of the city's lawsuit to overturn it.