Dan Walters

June 16, 2014

Dan Walters: Capitol continues practice of attaching big policy measures to budget

The Capitol has a long, sometimes unsavory, history of attaching extraneous matters of uncertain lineage to the state budget at the last minute. That’s how, for example, California came to shift its primary elections to the “top-two” system that we just experienced, for better or worse.

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Dan Walters' column appears in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee

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