Wildfires burned across Sonoma County is October 2017. Now, legislators in California's Capitol will determine wildfire liability. | Photo by Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP
by Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP

In summary

Legislation that would alter liability law for California utilities whose equipment sparks wildfires faces a show-down today before a special two-house legislative conference committee.

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Dan Morain joined CalMatters in March 2018. He is the former editorial page editor of The Sacramento Bee. Morain also spent 27 years at The Los Angeles Times, and has covered the Capitol since 1992.