Dan Walters

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The Sacramento Bee
Trump’s first year + Women march + Government shuts + Assembly Democrats seek more money + Get your flu shotcostly, it’d be far less than $1.1 billion. What of the children who actually n
The Sacramento Bee / Posted yesterday
costly, it’d be far less than $1.1 billion. What of the children who actually need healthy homes and schools? Read more. Dan Walters, CALmatters: Four-plus decades ago, the Legislature and Jerry Brown, then in the first stages of his two-part... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California’s accountability system masks real problems. Why not actually teach?should be concentrating on how the successes in Brawley and other school system
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 3 days ago
should be concentrating on how the successes in Brawley and other school systems in educating at-risk kids, preparing them for successful adulthoods, can be replicated. Dan Walters is a columnist at CALmatters. Reach him at dan@calma... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
Gov. Brown worries about killing golden geeseplus any recession, will hit after he’s departed from the Capitol a year hence
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 4 days ago
plus any recession, will hit after he’s departed from the Capitol a year hence and be a problem for the next governor. Dan Walters is a columnist with CALmatters, a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
A wave of House retirements+ A Trump tax dividend? + A caution against subsidizing an MLS soccer stadium + Awaiting a DACA dealas committee chairs. Some simply tired of the hassle, the bitter partisan envir
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 5 days ago
as committee chairs. Some simply tired of the hassle, the bitter partisan environment and perhaps this president. Dan Walters, CALmatters: For years, Gov. Jerry Brown has preached a secular version of a religious principle called... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
Forensic report confirms Oroville Dam lapsesthe state has the financial, managerial and technical capacity to build them.
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 7 days ago
the state has the financial, managerial and technical capacity to build them. That’s what his father said about Oroville. Dan Walters is a columnist with CALmatters, a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
About that ‘blue wave’ + Hawaii’s ballistically bad moment + Fallout from Trump’s (....)hole moment + Where’s Doug Ose?African-American issues – police reform, job discrimination, mass incarceration
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 8 days ago
African-American issues – police reform, job discrimination, mass incarceration – routinely go unaddressed by both. Dan Walters, CALmatters: Notwithstanding the maxim about not speaking ill of the dead, sometimes it’s necessary, as... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Forensic report confirms Oroville Dam lapsesdecades ago. Brown insists that both are needed and the state has the financia
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 10 days ago
decades ago. Brown insists that both are needed and the state has the financial, managerial and technical capacity to build them. That’s what his father said about Oroville. Dan Walters is a columnist at CALmatters. Reach him at dan@calmatters.o... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
In and out moves make Dem vs Dem contests more likelyvoters know about the ideological split, and also attempt to hang the Capitol’s
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 12 days ago
voters know about the ideological split, and also attempt to hang the Capitol’s sexual harassment scandal around his neck. Dan Walters is a columnist with CALmatters, a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
Creative tax plan faces many pitfallsCalifornia’s system has become and should be the impetus for true reform, not j
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 13 days ago
California’s system has become and should be the impetus for true reform, not just loading it up with more gimmickry. Dan Walters is a columnist with CALmatters, a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
The Salvadorans next door + Hollywood’s morality + net neutrality + Kamala Harris’ new gigare they lying to us – or to themselves? The former would make them fools. The
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 13 days ago
are they lying to us – or to themselves? The former would make them fools. The latter would make them something worse. Dan Walters, CALmatters: Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer and former Republican Congressman Doug Ose are polar... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
Minimum wage hike, other acts have consequencesas increasing the minimum wage, always has negative consequences for somebody,
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 14 days ago
as increasing the minimum wage, always has negative consequences for somebody, even if they are not immediately evident. Dan Walters is a columnist with CALmatters, a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Amazon sweepstakes + Weed messaging + Steyer’s announcement + Making a statement at the Golden Globes + Our nutty presidentthey hit it big in their lottery – Amazon’s second North American headquarters
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 15 days ago
they hit it big in their lottery – Amazon’s second North American headquarters and its 50,000 jobs paying six figures. Dan Walters, CALMatters: State legislators are floating some creative schemes to blunt the impact of the new federal tax law... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
The downside of California’s $15 minimum wage may be more automated jobsupsides of their decrees, any big policy change, such as increasing the minimum
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 17 days ago
upsides of their decrees, any big policy change, such as increasing the minimum wage, always has negative consequences for somebody, even if they are not immediately evident. Dan Walters is a columnist at CALmatters. Reach him at dan@calmatters.... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
Long running judicial feud has a new battlegroundservices” agencies. A big bureaucracy with a big budget is always going to be
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 18 days ago
services” agencies. A big bureaucracy with a big budget is always going to be politicized, as the conflict illustrates. Dan Walters is a columnist with CALmatters, a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
De León prepares to stare down the IRS + Steinberg’s style of dialing for dollars + Mendoza steps down, for a whilethat got his predecessor in hot water. But there are some big distinctions, and
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 19 days ago
that got his predecessor in hot water. But there are some big distinctions, and the mayor has a reputation for integrity. Dan Walters, CALmatters: The size and cultural complexity of California spawns many unique political conflicts, and none more... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
Capitol wakes up to a new ambienceunsustainable pension structure? We may get a hint in a few weeks when he deli
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 20 days ago
unsustainable pension structure? We may get a hint in a few weeks when he delivers his final State of the State address. Dan Walters is a columnist with CALmatters, a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
Demography may be California’s destinythose seeking political office in 2018, particularly would-be governors, to add
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 20 days ago
those seeking political office in 2018, particularly would-be governors, to address them, not merely exchange bromides. Dan Walters is a columnist with CALmatters, a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Commercial weed becomes legal + Election year ahead + What Congress must do firstand judging each other on what it was like to hang out in a small space togethe
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 21 days ago
and judging each other on what it was like to hang out in a small space together. And people actually care about this. Dan Walters: We don’t know who else might be affected as women press legislative leaders for independent investigations of... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
Will California spend its surplus, or save it?term as governor, but that would be tainted if the state once again found itsel
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 26 days ago
term as governor, but that would be tainted if the state once again found itself in a deep hole shortly after he departs. Dan Walters is a columnist with CALmatters, a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
State auditor blocked in seeking judicial recordsthe auditor’s authority to constitutional status or making it clear that no age
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 26 days ago
the auditor’s authority to constitutional status or making it clear that no agency can escape scrutiny, especially one supposedly protecting the integrity of the judiciary. Dan Walters is a columnist at CALmatters. Reach him at dan@calmatter... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
What to do about UFOs, California’s budget windfall, federal judges gone bad + Good-bye 2017, none too soonthe bench. The reality is that there are federal judges who are widely regarded
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 27 days ago
the bench. The reality is that there are federal judges who are widely regarded as no longer able to handle the position. Dan Walters, CALMatters: Will California spend its surplus, or save it? Jerry Brown habitually warns about the inevitability... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Will California spend its surplus, or save it?fiscal prudence as he completes his fourth and last term as governor, but that
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 27 days ago
fiscal prudence as he completes his fourth and last term as governor, but that would be tainted if the state once again found itself in a deep hole shortly after he departs. Dan Walters is a columnist at CALmatters. Reach him at dan@calmatters... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
California ports celebrate a merry Christmasbattle that’s beginning to be waged in the Capitol. However, for the time bein
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 29 days ago
battle that’s beginning to be waged in the Capitol. However, for the time being, the sector is a vital generator of jobs. Dan Walters is a columnist for Calmatters, a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Will robots replace port workers? Not yet. California ports celebrate merry Christmasfaces stiff opposition from dock worker unions – a battle that’s beginning to b
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 29 days ago
faces stiff opposition from dock worker unions – a battle that’s beginning to be waged in the Capitol. However, for the time being, the sector is a vital generator of jobs. Dan Walters is a columnist at CALmatters. Reach him at dan@calmatters... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
What initiatives can California expect in 2018? So far, it’s a cloudy slateone to remove Proposition 13’s property tax limits on commercial property. How
The Sacramento Bee / Posted a month ago
one to remove Proposition 13’s property tax limits on commercial property. How many and which ones make it to the November ballot are as uncertain as Tom Steyer’s intentions. Dan Walters is a columnist at CALmatters. Reach him at dan@calmatters.o... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
Community colleges needed to close degree gapCalifornia is to close the looming shortage of college-educated workers, commun
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 1 months ago
California is to close the looming shortage of college-educated workers, community colleges must be part of the solution. Dan Walters is a columnist with CALmatters, a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
Universal health care doable for less costpolitical heat it generates. It’s a test of whether universal coverage is a re
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 1 months ago
political heat it generates. It’s a test of whether universal coverage is a real goal, or merely political symbolism. Dan Walters is a columnist with CALmatters, a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
Mayor’s death will expose SF’s complex politicsor someone else will be a test of Brown’s clout, and a referendum on the city’s
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 1 months ago
or someone else will be a test of Brown’s clout, and a referendum on the city’s ideological direction in the years ahead. Dan Walters is a columnist with CALmatters, a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
How federal tax overhaul hits Californiareinforcing California’s reputation for blue politics and high taxation with an
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 1 months ago
reinforcing California’s reputation for blue politics and high taxation with another arbitrary change in tax policy. Dan Walters is a columnist with CALmatters, a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s... Read more

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