The State Worker Newsletter

How fire victims can get property tax relief

Aerial view of the Tubbs fire damage at the Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa where some houses at the edge of the neighborhood were spared.
Aerial view of the Tubbs fire damage at the Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa where some houses at the edge of the neighborhood were spared. hamezcua@sacbee.com

In case you missed it:

People who own property damaged by this month’s wildfires have one year to apply for tax relief.

Will the wine country disaster push Congress to fix its firefighting budget?

Gov. Jerry Brown gave an update on the fires.

California Senate leader Kevin de León is preparing to challenge U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in 2018.

A professor at UC Davis charged almost $1,000 for limo trips, according to a state audit.

Poor students will get free tampons and pads at California schools.

California extended unpaid family leave to millions of small business workers.

Brown signed a bill to provide diaper assistance to welfare recipients.

Conservative activists are launching a campaign to recall Brown in his final year of office.

From the opinion pages:

The Bee Editorial Board examines how the oil industry and ex-legislators found a new way to peddle influence.

A gas tax repeal isn’t going to save California Republicans, Bill Whalen argues.

Californians should cherish farms, not go to war against them, writes Paul Wenger.

Erwin Chemerinsky wonders why the gun industry shouldn’t be liable for damage done by its products, just like anybody else.

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