Fire Victim Trust attorney fees | Tax relief advocacy | Winter storm impacts
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Letter to PG&E Fire Victim Trust asks for lower attorney fees for vulnerable clients
The Butte County Board of Supervisors approved sending a letter to the PG&E Fire Victim Trust last week asking for it to lower the upper limit of attorney’s fees for minors and adults with disabilities who survived the 2018 Camp Fire.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
Correction: The audio version of this story inaccurately stated that the board had asked the trust to respond to the letter within a week. That timeframe was only given in a draft version of the letter. The final version did not provide a timeframe for a response.
Plumas County supervisor advocates for tax relief bill for fire survivors
Politicians in the North State are lobbying for a federal bill that would provide tax relief for victims of wildfires. Plumas County Supervisor Kevin Goss said he stumped for the bill, H.R. 176, on a recent trip to Washington, D.C. The bill would amend the Internal Revenue Code to exclude wildfire settlement payments from a taxpayer’s gross income.
— Andre Byik, NSPR
Winter storm could cause low elevation snow, dangerous driving conditions
Wet weather is returning to the North State this week. The National Weather Service in Sacramento is forecasting the northern Sacramento Valley could see snowfall at elevations between 1,000 and 2,000 feet today, and as low as 500 feet overnight Thursday and Friday. High winds and snow may also cause dangerous driving conditions.
— Adia White, NSPR
Recent human trafficking sting spotlights sexual exploitation in the state
A human trafficking task force made up of various law enforcement agencies detained 48 people in an investigation in the San Diego area. The recent sting spotlights the high number of human trafficking cases in the state. The most recent data on human trafficking show California had the most cases in the country in 2021.
— CapRadio Staff
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- PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in 2020 Zogg Fire — KQED
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