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The Breakdown: Where there’s smoke…

 

Flagstaff firefighter Wes Forbach with his wife Evenstar. Forbach’s workman’s compensation claim was denied despite the presumption in state law that the type of cancer he has was related to his occupation. PHOTO COURTESY OF WES FORBACH

Flagstaff firefighter Wes Forbach with his wife Evenstar. Forbach’s workman’s compensation claim was denied despite the presumption in state law that the type of cancer he has was related to his occupation. PHOTO COURTESY OF WES FORBACH

State lawmakers tried to expand protections for firefighters two years ago, but the law does not seem to be working as expected.

Firefighters diagnosed with a variety of cancers thought their workers’ compensation claims would be covered. So, why aren’t they?

And we have the latest on the budget. Holdouts are already emerging, and Democrats have their own ideas for how to spend Arizona’s money.

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Music in this episode included “Creative Minds,” “Piano Moment” and “Energy” by Bensound.

 

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