"Bills requiring California to boost renewable energy production and further reduce greenhouse gas emissions were among a flurry of environmental measures state lawmakers sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom at Wednesday night’s deadline.
Newsom (D) aimed to set in stone a legacy on climate change beyond executive action in an under-the-wire legislative push that largely met his goal, with just one measure in the climate package unable to advance. The governor is seen as building a portfolio for his re-election run in November and a possible presidential one.
His renewed support on climate broke long-lasting logjams on bills that he’d taken on as his priorities."