California lawmakers want details on Newsom's big mask buy

Posted at 8:45 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 23:45:58-04

California lawmakers are pressing Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration for more details on how it will distribute and ensure the quality of hundreds of millions of new protective masks it's buying amid the coronavirus outbreak.

State Sen. Holly Mitchell asked Newsom's finance director Thursday for details on the contract Newsom announced to bring 200 million masks per month into the state.

Her request came in a letter allowing Newsom to spend money to execute the contract quickly. But Mitchell says lawmakers need more detailed information on who will get the masks.