County Budget Officer Stewart Patri gave his first budget briefing to the San Benito County Board of Supervisors on March 12. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

County budget briefing shows sheriff’s department charging lots of overtime

Some of the cost attributed to being understaffed.

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Government / Politics

COMMENTARY: Time to do some work on local fire, medical issues

Out of control costs, not the SAFER grant, is the fundamental fire protection issue



Governor signs bill to give farmworkers 40-hour work week, overtime pay

Supporters hail bill as reversal of decades-old discrimination; state Farm Bureau says it will increase the price of produce