Biden to meet with Western governors about wildfires, vows to raise firefighter pay

By: - June 22, 2021 2:22 pm
pretty but ugly

“They are incredibly, incredibly brave at what they do…. And I just realized—I didn’t realize this, I admit—that federal firefighters get paid 13 dollars an hour,” Biden said. (The Cajon Pass between Las Vegas and Los Angeles during the Blue Cut Fire in August 2016. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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Jane Norman
Jane Norman

Jane Norman is the Washington DC bureau chief for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit news outlets that includes Nevada Current.