Read full story at localmemphis.com – Feb 5, 2018
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – The Memphis Police Association and Fire Association want better health care benefits, but that’ll cost the city $30 million it doesn’t have, so the unions want you to foot the bill.
Since July 2014, one of the priorities for the Memphis Police Association (MPA) has been to convince the city of Memphis to restore the healthcare benefits. To restore the health care benefits city employees lost over the past six years, first responder associations want the city of Memphis to raise the sales tax. Currently, it’s at 9.25% and officials want to raise that number by 0.5%, which would bring it to nearly 10%.