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Controversial Cuts to Fire Department Budget
RACINE---In the wake of the deaths of three children in a house fire last week, a proposal to close a fire station in Racine is generating renewed controversy.
The Mayor of Racine is asking all of his departments to cut their budgets.
The fire department need to cut $420,000 from next year's budget.
To do that the fire chief says he'll have to lay off three full time employees and close station 5.
Since that proposal a couple of weeks ago, a lot of people are coming forward in opposition.