FROM TODAY’S WALL STREET JOURNAL:
California is gearing up for what officials say could be a catastrophic wildfire season following what so far has been one of the driest winters on record.
Hundreds of wildfires have broken out in what is typically a season with few fires, forcing fire officials to add staff. An unexpectedly busy wildfire season starting in the spring could worsen California’s budget woes, with its deficit for the next fiscal year projected at $9.2 billion. MORE