Gov. Jerry Brown, center, vetoed a bill by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, left, that would have required better accounting for spending tied to poor and “English-learner” students in California.
Gov. Jerry Brown, center, vetoed a bill by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, left, that would have required better accounting for spending tied to poor and “English-learner” students in California. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file
Gov. Jerry Brown, center, vetoed a bill by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, left, that would have required better accounting for spending tied to poor and “English-learner” students in California. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

Observations on California and its politics

Brown’s veto blocks tighter oversight of school money for poor kids

September 29, 2016 04:04 PM

About This Blog


Dan Walters’ column appeared 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. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.