Layoff notices to 166 Tacoma city employees

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Tacoma is notifying 166 city employees Monday their jobs could be cut as the city deals with a $23 million budget deficit.

The News Tribune reports (http://is.gd/oVUbkD) they include 47 fire department employees and 48 police employees.

Retirement buy-outs and possible revenue enhancements are expected to reduce the number of eventual layoffs.