Budget Includes Millions for Wildfire Programs

A budget deal reached in the state legislature includes protection for communities from the rising threats of wildfires. State Sen. Mike McGuire, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, says $50 million will be dedicated to enhanced mutual aid response, which will better equip and prepare the state’s firefighting agencies to battle the “New Normal” of California’s wildfire season – as the the size and scope of wildland fires are getting worse.’