California Governor Wants Millions More for Wildfire Prevention; Trump Threatens to Cut FEMA Funds

By Ron Brackett

At a Glance

  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed to spend $305 million for prevention and response to wildfires and other disasters.
  • He also asked President Donald Trump to restore cuts to federal fire-safety budgets.
  • In a tweet, Trump threatened to cut FEMA funds to California.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced plans to invest millions of dollars to help the state prepare for and respond to wildfires and other natural disasters.

At a fire station in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada on Tuesday, Newsom proposed spending $305 million to speed up the clearing of dry forests and brush, expand emergency crews and transform California’s 911 system from analog to digital, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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William Hicks
William Hicks
2 years ago

If al Nuisance is going to do is consider forest fires with a connection to “The Global Warming Created Crisis” then he should receive nothing from the federal government.