Newark cab drivers sue city in effort to stop medallions

Newark officials say they want to sell 50 cab medallions in addition to the city's current 600 licensed cabs.Brick City's current cab drivers say that

NEWARK - Newark officials say they want to sell 50 cab medallions in addition to the city's current 600 licensed cabs.

Brick City's current cab drivers say that if the city gives out more medallions, it will mean less money for them.

The city has had 600 cab drivers for almost 45 years. However, by adding 50 more, Newark could raise $1.5 million, which would help the projected $100 million budget deficit for next year.

Attorney's for the cab drivers say the plan is against state law. They say the city must have a valid reason to expand the number.

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