Professor Tuman: Newsom Faces First Big Test as Governor in Plan to Ease Utility Wildfire Costs

Monday, July 08, 2019

LOS ANGELES TIMES -- The governor, six months into his first year in office, faces a crucial test this week as he attempts to convince the California Legislature to ratify a multibillion-dollar utility wildfire fund before lawmakers leave Sacramento for a one-month recess.

“This is his first time up to bat on a very big issue,” said Joseph S. Tuman, a professor of political and legal communications at San Francisco State University. “It’s important for him to have success with this.”