CapRadio’s Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins Insight to talk about a number of items. First, Gov. Gavin Newsom simultaneously slams PG&E while supporting the company’s decision to shut off the power to large parts of the state — affecting up to 7 percent of the state’s population.
In his comments, Newsom has pointed to San Diego Gas & Electric, a utility that’s drawn wide praise for hardening its grid and bolstering its wildfire prevention efforts, as an example of how PG&E should have done better. The “public safety power shutoffs” initiated by PG&E, SDG&E and Southern California Edison could cut electricity to nearly 3 million Californians.
Ben will also highlight some of Newsom’s recent bill signings.