Californians deserve the truth about wildfire prevention efforts

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Valley News - Opinion
Scott WilkSpecial to Valley NewsGoverning a state is hard work, but governors aren’t supposed to mislead citizens, make up sympathetic stories or create rules they neglect to follow. Yet Gov. Gavin Newsom is a repeat offender of all those.His latest offense? Fudging the numbers on the state’s wildfire prevention efforts.Wildfires are burning vast swaths of California – families evacuated, habitat lost, homes, businesses and communities incinerated. Californians, assured repeatedly that wildfire prevention was a top priority of the governor, have learned otherwise.Newsom not only has failed to invest in projects that would protect Californians’ lives and homes, he also has misled people about what has been done.The “fudging” concerns an initiative he orde
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