Sifting through the debris of the 2017 wildfire in Santa Rosa. Photo via California National Guard

In summary

California legislators confront the question of how to pay for fire damage. Should PG&E be relieved of costs related to devastating 2017 wildfires, and should the law be changed for future fires?

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