A spokesman for the Governor has criticized Republicans for attempting to politicize the tragic situation of last month’s Lower North Fork fire. GOP lawmakers have announced a commission to try and find a way to compensate victims who their lost homes. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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