California Governor Gavin Newsom proposed spending $22.5 billion on tackling the climate crisis this week as part of his $286.4 billion budget proposal.
As other states have stepped up on climate, some critics have accused California of falling behind. Could Newsom’s plan reclaim the Golden State’s title as the leader in fighting climate change?
On this episode, we discuss the climate and clean energy provisions in Newsom’s budget proposal with Lauren Sanchez, the governor’s senior advisor for climate and former advisor to the Biden-Harris administration.
- L.A. Times: COVID-19, children, climate change are focal points in Newsom’s budget plan
- Sacramento Bee: Gavin Newsom seeks to reclaim California’s status as climate change leader in his budget
- CNBC: California’s blueprint budget has $6.1 billion for electric vehicle initiatives
- Canary Media: California’s Gov. Newsom says‘changes need to be made’ to the state’s polarizing net-metering proposal
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