Have you tried a dictionary? You will want "lead" as a verb.
What is the "lead" meaning sentence of news below? Thanks in advance.
"Environmental concerns from residents lead the state to end a water cutback exemption for Sonoma County vineyards."
News headlines are often confusing. They use simple tenses and often use the Simple Present even for past events.
...concerns from residents have led the state... would be more correct grammatically.