California Governor Rejects $13.5 Billion PG&E Settlement With Wildfire Victims

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected Pacific Gas and Electric’s $13.5 billion settlement with wildfire victims, making a major setback in the utility’s attempt to emerge from bankruptcy by June 30 in order to gain access to a $20 billion state-sponsored insurance fund for future wildfires.

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Newsom Signs Tighter Gun-Control Package Into Law

Shortly after winning the November 2018 election, California Gov. Gavin Newsom vowed to “raise the bar” on gun control after 12 people died in a mass shooting at Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks. On Friday, the Democrat made good on his promise by signing a bill package that expands gun violence restraining orders and limits residents from buying more than one semiautomatic rifle in a month.

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