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Governor’s regional state of emergency leaves farmers behind

California is in its second dry year and experiencing drought conditions. While the Biden Administration has issued a declaration of drought in 50 of 58 California counties, today Governor Newsom issued a regional state of emergency only covering selective counties in wine country – Sonoma and Mendocino. Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) responds:

“While the overwhelming majority of the state is experiencing extreme drought conditions, Governor Newsom has chosen to only serve his French Laundry wine and cheese crowd,” said Wilk. “The Biden Administration has declared an emergency drought in nearly all California counties, what more does the governor need to get on board with this? Is the threat of a recall holding him back from helping our food producers and the rest of the state? Californians deserve action now, not this unsteady leadership.”

This article was based on information released by the CA State Senate Republican Caucus.