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Capitol Chat: Paying For Wildfires

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP file, 2017

In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work on restoring power lines in a fire-ravaged neighborhood in an aerial view in the aftermath of a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP file, 2017

A battle has begun over who should pay for the billions of dollars in wildfire damage, and the outcome could change utility bills or insurance rates and prompt lawsuits.
In this week’s Capitol Chat, CapRadio’s Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler explains what has happened as wildfire hearings get underway in the legislature. We’ll also talk about a new poll that asked voters about the issues they care most about in the California governor’s race.

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