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Fires Burn A New $236 Million Hole In Budget

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From the “It Only Seems To Get Worse Department”… budget advisers to Governor Schwarzenegger say the cost of fighting wildfires since July now totals almost $305 million. That’s about $235.8 million more than was set aside in the budget Schwarzenegger … Continue reading »


10 Days, $130 Million in Fire Costs

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An eye-popping reality check this afternoon on the cost to fight wildfires in California: the state Department of Finance says total costs in the first 10 days of July alone were $129.5 million. About half that amount… $65.4 million… has … Continue reading »


Smoke Gets In Your... Budget

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As we choke our way through a particularly bad air day here in Sacramento — blame the mix of the heat and the lingering smoke from the myriad of area wildfires — it’s worth noting the impact of firefighting on … Continue reading »