California Fire Volunteer
By: Jonathon AmbarianPosted at 6:30 PM, Aug 22, 2023 and last updated 5:30 PM, Aug 22, 2023
HELENA — When Congress returns from their summer recess next month, they’ll have to get to work quickly on budget negotiations ahead of the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. Some advocates remain hopeful that, as part of that work, lawmakers will move forward on an agreement to extend a temporary pay boost for federal wildland firefighters – set to expire when the next fiscal year starts.
“We certainly hoped that it wouldn’t come to this, but it has – and now we need congressional action,” said Lucas Mayfield, co-founder and president of Grassroots Wildland Firefighters.READ MORE