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Minnesota bill would allow city officials to legally cut their own pay

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City leaders fear they will have to trim police forces, fire brigades, library operations and other city functions - and now they fear breaking a state law by cutting their own pay.

But fiscal conservative Rep. Marty Seifert is coming to their rescue with a bill that would allow them to chop their salaries with immunity.

"Every penny helps," the Marshall, Minn., Republican said, so he plans a bill aimed at non-union local government employees.

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