News Network: Wildfire Liability Inspires Increased Lobbying Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Jessica Paterson / Flickr CALmatters politics reporter Laurel Rosenhall reviewed new lobbying and campaign finance reports covering the first six months of the year. She discovered that utilities and insurers with a huge stake in the aftermath of wildfires have poured more than $3.2 million into California campaign donations and another $5.2 million into state lobbying — a big spike. She tells us more about her findings in this week's News Network segment. Read Rosenhall's story about utilities and other interest groups doubling down on lobbying here.