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CW Podcast: Bob Wieckowski on PG&E’s bankruptcy peril

State Sen. Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, who represents the 10th Senate District.(Senate photo)

State Sen. Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, is more than just the senator representing California’s 10th Senate District.

He’s also a bankruptcy lawyer, giving him an unusual insight into Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s recent bankruptcy declaration. And he also crosses paths with PG&E — and other utilities and energy producers — by virtue of his position as chair of the key Senate budget subcommittee that deals with energy and resources, among other topics.

Capitol Weekly’s  John Howard and Tim Foster visited Wieckowski in his Capitol office to chat about bankruptcy laws and what to expect as PG&E’s complex process moves forward. We talked about the fate of claims from companies with existing or pending contracts with PG&E, and we chatted about the status of fire victims’ insurance claims.

All that, plus the story behind all those framed photos of legendary blues musicians on the walls of his office.


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