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Judge approves PG&E's plan to pay $235 million in bonuses

A federal judge has approved PG&E's plan to pay $235 million in employee bonuses this year, despite bankruptcy and thousands of lawsuits from victims of wildfires.

Posted: Apr 24, 2019 8:04 AM
Updated: Apr 24, 2019 9:12 AM

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.- A federal judge has approved PG&E's plan to pay $235 million in employee bonuses this year, despite bankruptcy and thousands of lawsuits from victims of wildfires. 

The plan was approved at a hearing in San Francisco Tuesday. 

PG&E stated in a court filing that the money was intended to provide incentives to workers and would not be distributed if the company doesn't meet its safety and financial goals.

Governor Gavin Newsom reacted to the plan, saying: 

"I don't think they deserve it. I don't think it was the right time to ask for it and I think it was too much to ask for."

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