"Senate Bill 168 deals directly with funding for fire departments for relief for workers' compensation. With this bill, money would generally go toward workers' compensation and would release more money to individual fire departments," said
If the bill passes, the fire departments would then in turn have more money for equipment, Lindsay said.
"Things are slowly getting worse. Workers' compensation has been a Band-Aid fix from legislatures every year. This is the first time in five year there is a viable decent fix for workers compensation," Lindsay said.
The bill, which is currently stalled in the
If the bill passes, it will lower insurance ratings of fire departments, which in turn would lower yearly homeowner's insurance policy premiums, Lindsay said.
"The sad reality is, fire departments all over the
"The volunteer fire service is the only organization in the state which relies on meager funding that directly affects every single person within the borders of
If the bill passes, it would increase the surcharge on the homeowner's insurance from fifty-five one hundredths of 1 percent to 1 percent beginning
Those that fail to pay the surcharge are liable for a civil penalty of up to
Holstein urges residents to contact Sen.
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