Unpacking Newsom’s bold $22B climate plan in the California budget

The California Blueprint” includes funding for everything from electric buses and building retrofits to support services for firefighters.

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.

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