State lawmakers are considering a plan to save the Central Coventry Fire District.
Earlier this year, a judge ordered the liquidation of the fire district after it went bankrupt. The order mandates that the district close by May 16. That means 44 firefighters and four administrators would lose their jobs.
But a Senate committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would establish a budget commission to save the district, according to WJAR-TV.
District firefighters support the plan, but the board does not, WJAR reported.
The bill is now being considered by a House committee.
Should the Central Coventry Fire District be saved?