Montgomery Co. police protest cuts

Dozens of Montgomery County police officers staged a protest in front of the home of County Executive Isiah Leggett on Wednesday over proposed benefit cuts, the Washington Post reports.

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In an effort to close a $300 million budget gap, Leggett proposed deep cuts in health-care benefits that could cost employees hundreds or thousands of dollars a year. Union leaders say he broke the law by disregarding the results of the county’s collective-bargaining process, and his actions are being appealed, according to the Washington Post.

“We’re bringing it home to Ike Leggett,” police union official Walt Bader told the Post. “He brought it to our home,” added union president Marc Zifcak.

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