(AP, Spokane) Spokane Mayor Mary Verner says the city may have to lay off 120 workers by the end of the year unless labor unions agree to concessions or the City Council increases taxes.

Verner told the City Council Tuesday that lower sales tax revenues and other factors could result in a 9 percent across-the-board cut to fill a possible $12 million hole.

(AP, Spokane) Spokane Mayor Mary Verner says the city may have to lay off 120 workers by the end of the year unless labor unions agree to concessions or the City Council increases taxes.

Verner told the City Council Tuesday that lower sales tax revenues and other factors could result in a 9 percent across-the-board cut to fill a possible $12 million hole.

In May, Verner forecast a 3 percent across-the-board cut that was dependent in part on persuading county leaders to move the city’s annexation of the West Plains up to Jan. 1. But those negotiations have not advanced, and the city no longer is counting on $2.5 million in taxes from that.

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