Posted inPolitics

Another California Republican defection: Former party leader bails on the GOP

A former California Republican leader left the party this week, the latest GOP defection in what’s become a trend among Trump-era moderates.  Assemblyman Chad Mayes re-registered without party preference, becoming the second California lawmaker this year to leave the Republican party. Assemblyman Brian Maienschein became a Democrat in January, and California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye […]

Posted inEconomy

PG&E offers $18 billion for wildfires — less than half would go directly to victims

PG&E is back where it started — searching for a way forward amid tens of billions of dollars in damages from past wildfires. And its narrowing options are driving the state’s largest utility into the arms of Wall Street investors, including a group led by major Republican donor Paul Singer, the billionaire known for his combative style and portfolio of distressed properties.