CHICO, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 20: Residents displace by the deadly Camp Fire in Butte County wait in line for assistance at FEMA's local assistance center in a vacant Sears store in Chico, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

In summary

Newsom reveals his budget, Republicans slam Trump on FEMA threats, shutdown could worsen wildfires, CA vs. Big Pharma, DMV reinvention and why tiny toilets matter.

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