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DOWE: REOPEN FIRE STATIONS

June 25, 2001 – Sen. Carlton Dowe is proposing the government borrow against the windfall tax collections recently announced by the administration in order to provide funds to reopen the Dorothea and Fortuna fire stations.
The former fire chief said he wrote Gov. Charles Turnbull in January after a fire took the life of a Northside resident.
"The closed Dorothea station was just minutes away from the fire. Had this station been opened, a life could have been saved," Dowe said in a written statement.
He said Turnbull's announcement that the government anticipates revenues $100 million higher than last year renders moot the argument that there is no money.
"I have an amendment to the Emergency Fund that would allow for the agencies to leverage the monies with assistance of a lending institution," he said.

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June 25, 2001 – Sen. Carlton Dowe is proposing the government borrow against the windfall tax collections recently announced by the administration in order to provide funds to reopen the Dorothea and Fortuna fire stations.
The former fire chief said he wrote Gov. Charles Turnbull in January after a fire took the life of a Northside resident.
"The closed Dorothea station was just minutes away from the fire. Had this station been opened, a life could have been saved," Dowe said in a written statement.
He said Turnbull's announcement that the government anticipates revenues $100 million higher than last year renders moot the argument that there is no money.
"I have an amendment to the Emergency Fund that would allow for the agencies to leverage the monies with assistance of a lending institution," he said.