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California lawmakers propose last-minute bill providing funds for fighting raging wildfires

Facing another catastrophic wildfire season, state lawmakers are proposing last-minute legislation to tap into a utility-bill fee to free up $500 million for training firefighters and other immediate steps. The proposed legislation also sets aside $2.5 billion for future projects related to handling wildfires and adapting to climate change. “It is imperative that we better […]