California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday at a press conference in Colfax announced he would propose spending $305 million for new equipment to reduce wildfire risk in California. (Photo: Governor’s Office)

In summary

Bankruptcy looms for PG&E, Newsom calls for more wildfire funding, the Montecito mudslides, Kamala Harris preps for 2020 and are legislators really like us?

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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.