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California governor outlines $2B proposal to tackle wildfires

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to spend $2 billion to battle wildfires.

Posted: May 24, 2021 3:39 PM

CALIFORNIA – Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to spend $2 billion to battle wildfires.

Gov. Newsom announced Monday a proposal that would pay for firefighting equipment and gear including new airplanes and helicopters. Newsom said the money would also help pay for forest management and the creation of fire breaks.

“We are doubling our historic wildfire budget from the $1 billion we proposed in January to now $2 billion proposal that was submitted to the legislature just last week,” Newsom said.

His $2 billion plan must first be approved by the state legislature.

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