By PE Politics
September 6, 2011 6:46 PM

The Brown administration’s proposal for a revamped, higher fire fee on rural properties failed to advance Tuesday after a barrage of criticism from groups ranging from unionized firefighters to the state farm bureau.

“I don’t know that it’s cooked for a vote here today,” said state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, chairman of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. He called the bill “a work in progress.”

“Rather than take this up for a vote today I think we probably should keep working on it and see what we can’t come up with in the next three days,” Leno said. The Legislature adjourns for the year Friday.

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