Newsom Bolsters California’s Climate Budget, Focusing On Energy, Water

May 17, 2022
With a record budget surplus, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is significantly increasing his fiscal year 2022-23 spending proposal for climate change programs to $32 billion, focusing on clean energy and grid reliability, as well as water resilience and drought response. The updated plan -- bolstered in part by the state’s record $97 billion surplus -- is receiving mixed reviews from environmentalists and equity advocates, amid warnings from Republicans and state legislative analysts that the state should be putting more...

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