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Demands to Defund Police Pepper Fresno Budget Opener

At its first budget hearing for the next fiscal year, the Fresno City Council stepped into the "Twilight Zone" as one member put it Tuesday. Budgeting looked much different amid the pandemic and following the death of George Floyd while in police custody in...
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Will Assemblyman Patterson Jump into Supervisor Race?

Update: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 10:30 a.m. Jim Patterson says he is staying put at the state Capitol. On Monday (Nov. 26), GV Wire wrote about the possibility of Patterson running for the soon-to-be-vacant Fresno County supervisor seat, held by state Sen.-elec...

Breakdown of Fresno’s Proposed 2018 Budget: Police

Under Mayor Lee Brand’s proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year, the Fresno Police Department will see a 3.9 percent increase in funding, from $169,088,600 to $176,053,100. Likewise, the revenue collected by the department is projected to rise by 33.4 percent...