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

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Agriculture

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