Durham budget good for first reponders

June 17, 2008 11:00:05 AM PDT
Durham city leaders agreed on a budget Monday night, and it includes good news for first responders.

Police and fire fighters are getting pay raises.

A few dozen firefighters showed up at the city council meeting. For weeks, they argued their pay wasn't competitive with other cities and towns.

To pay for it, the city will dip into a reserve and increase property taxes by 8 percent.