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California governor highlights record $2 billion wildfire preparedness budget

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By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California, heading into a wildfire season expected to surpass last year’s unprecedented rash of conflagrations, has already mobilized a larger firefighting force than ever before, as the governor calls for a record $2 billion fire-safety budget. Governor Gavin Newsom highlighted his wildfire preparedness budget during an appearance on Monday with the head of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire), days after the Biden administration unveiled its plan to improve fire prevention in U.S. national forests. As Southern California…

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