On Monday, the Legislature is set to return from their month-long Summer Recess to finish out the final month of the 2018 Legislative Session. The Regular Session is scheduled to adjourn on August 31, 2018, which gives the Legislature a handful of weeks to address a number of outstanding issues.
Of particular interest to rural counties will be legislative proposals related to wildfire response/wildfire liability for utilities, tribal cannabis, and the enactment of a properly funded scheme to address water quality issues in poor, rural farm communities that have nitrate contamination.
RCRC will provide updates on these issues as they develop. Be sure to subscribe to RCRC’s Podcast, The Rural Rundown, where RCRC staff will dive a little deeper into the issues impacting California’s rural counties as the 2018 Legislative Session winds down.