Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed two little-noticed bills that would have expanded a special injury leave program that pays California's emergency responders 100% of their salaries, tax-free, when they're out with claimed ailments.
Warren County's emergency radio problems have been well-chronicled in recent years. If the county wanted to solve reception problems and upgrade to a cutting-edge digital system, the price would increase to $7.8 million.
Austin taxpayers covered $4.25 million of the cost of providing police, ambulances and fire protection for festivals last year, according to a recent report, and a city panel is looking at ways to recover as much of that money as possible.