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Jack Latvala rolls out proposal to aid stricken firefighters

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A trio of Republican lawmakers — and one Democrat — are pursuing a measure in 2016 to boost the legal standing of firefighters who contract cancer while serving the public. State Sen. Jack Latvala‘s SB 456 would create a presumption in statute that firefighters employed by the state or local governments who become ill with cancer did so in the line of duty at great personal expense, and potentially depriving them of treatment. Many firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics must fight for years with…

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