Media outlets take a look at Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposal for health care, including reinstating the individual mandate for Californians and taking steps toward a universal coverage system.
He gently scolded President Donald Trump's administration for reducing federal fire-safety budgets by $2 billion but also reached out to Trump.
California suffered a deadly and devastating 2018 wildfire season. That included stops in Southern California to view areas affected by the Woosley Fire, and a visit to the northern part of the state, where the Camp Fire devastated the community of Paradise. Jerry Brown previous year.More news: Johannesburg Test: Markram helps South African recovery against Pakistan
An anti-sanctuary protester briefly interrupted new California Gov. Gavin Newsom's swearing-in ceremony on Monday. Many believe Newsom also harbours ambitions for national politics, and a charming moment with his family won't have done those any damage.
Appearing at a Cal Fire station on his first full day in office, Newsom said the new funding would come on top of $200 million already earmarked for forestry management by the Legislature last fall, bringing the total to $305 million in new spending.
Newsom discussed that letter and other investments he plans to make in fire safety at a Tuesday event in the fire-prone Sierra Nevada foothills.More news: Thunder loses double OT thriller at San Antonio
"He's a very rambunctious little boy, very cute", Governor Newsom's aunt Franza told CBS Los Angeles. Kate Brown (D) of OR and Jay Inslee (D) of Washington state demanding better wildfire support from President Donald Trump, who has threatened California with "no more Fed payments!".
Trump tweeted that "unless they get their act together. I hear you, I get it, we have to do more", Newsom said. "It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!" he wrote.
November's fire in the northern California town of Paradise was the deadliest USA wildfire in a century, killing at least 85 people and destroying almost 14,000 homes.More news: NWS expects winter storm to trend warmer