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City pays firefighters $395K in back pay
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Approximately 35 current and former City of Ruston firefighters were able to rest a little easier on Monday night after the Board of Aldermen for the City of Ruston finally approved the transfer of funds for a settlement in a lawsuit filed in 2001.

Aldermen unanimously approved the transfer of $395,000 from the City of Ruston general budget into the Ruston Fire Department budget at Monday night’s regularly scheduled meeting.

According to an official release by City of Ruston attorney Bill Carter, the dispute involved the interpretation of state statutes relating to the pay of fire personnel.

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