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California’s Governor Proposes Wildfire Fund, Seeks PG&E Fix

California Gov. Gavin Newsom gave legislators just three months to address a multibillion-dollar wildfire liability problem that has forced the state’s largest power company, PG&E Corp., into bankruptcy and threatens the same fate for its other utilities. The governor issued …

California to Waive Environmental Rules to Prep for Wildfire Season

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has moved to bypass environmental regulations to prepare for the next wildfire season, a move he said was necessary to prevent further loss of life even as it frustrated activists in a state viewed as a …

Trump, California in Battle Over Wildfire Relief Funds

President Donald Trump threatened this week to withhold money to help California cope with wildfires after Gov. Gavin Newsom asked him to double the federal investment in forest management. Trump again suggested poor forest management is to blame for California’s …

California Governor Proposes $150M in Wildfire Investments, 911 Fee

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has pledged fresh investments to prevent, fight and escape wildfires, including millions to help local governments improve their communication during emergencies and a fee to fund an update for the state’s 911 system.á Newsom outlined $105 …

California Governor Signs Order to Tackle Drug Prices in First Act

Hours into his new job, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Monday that could dramatically reshape the way prescription drugs are paid for and acquired in the most populous U.S. state. The order, along with another naming …