What to watch in the Legislature’s final week: California’s own version of net neutrality. A fire deal. A $400 million aerospace tax break for hiring. A new water tax to pay for clean water. One hundred percent green electricity by 2045. Fighting over Cadiz Inc.’s desert water project. Gig economy workers. Police accountability. Later school start times. Steve Ballmer’s new Inglewood basketball arena. And more.

Oil companies have become leading skeptics of a late-hour deal to help Pacific Gas & Electric Co. avert bankruptcy.

Step back: Gov. Jerry Brown and legislators seek balance. Utilities can’t be let off the hook for wildfires their equipment may have sparked. Ratepayers can’t be saddled with unnecessary costs. PG&E, the state’s largest and most vulnerable utility, can’t be pushed into bankruptcy.

The Chronicle outlines a bill to let PG&E and Southern California Edison spread some costs of 2017 wildfires over decades. A final vote would happen this week.

The issue: Who pays and how much? PG&E’s liability could reach $10 billion. Residential bills will rise some. The cost to industrial bills will be greater.

Oil refineries spend millions a year on electricity. They have “significant concerns” about the deal, Luis Sanchez, Western States Petroleum Association lobbyist, told a legislative committee.

Bedfellows: Western States Petroleum, manufacturers, large farm groups and consumer advocates including The Utility Reform Network have created the Ratepayers Protection Network to oppose legislation that would raise electric bills.

The group’s statement: “We urge the conference committee to reject any provision that would give PG&E and other utilities a bailout.”

Define “bailout”: The group says PG&E  shouldn’t shift costs from stockholders to ratepayers for “for future and PAST fires.” Legislators cringe at being accused of bailing out utilities.

Money matters: Western State Petroleum and Chevron spent a combined $23.3 million on lobbying in California between January 2017 and the end of June, far more than any other two entities. PG&E and Edison: $7.4 million during that period.

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