Wildfires raging throughout the State as Governor’s administration ducks oversight hearing

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SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Budget Sub 3 Committee indefinitely postponed a scheduled hearing to provide oversight of the state’s wildfire prevention efforts with less than four days until the hearing. This oversight hearing on Wildfire Prevention and Forest Resiliency was called as a direct result of an investigative story by Capitol Public Radio and National Public Radio. The investigation found that the Governor “overstated, by an astounding 690%, the number of acres treated with fuel breaks and prescribed burns in the very forestry projects he said needed to be prioritized to protect the state’s most vulnerable communities. …Newsom slashed roughly $150 million from Cal Fire’s wildfire prevention budget.” Over 4.2 million acres burned last year, resulting in an estimat
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