Thursday, June 16, 2011

Rural California and Brown's veto of the state budget

This NPR story today listed higher fees for fire protection for rural residents as among the budget "gimmicks" that Governor Jerry Brown rejected in his budget veto today.

Read coverage of the veto from the Sacramento Bee here and the New York Times here, though neither mentions fire protection fees in rural areas or other rural-specific issues.

1 comment:

Tkrain said...

The $150 annual fee on rural residents was indeed in the budget passed on June 15th... whether or not it was a factor in Brown's veto is uncertain, since it's also a cornerstone of the new budget that Brown did sign. Apparantly, "fees" don't count as "taxes"...