Tom Steyer says his mother smoked three packs a day

Tom Steyer and Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, joined a coalition of medical and labor groups at C.K. McClatchy High School earlier this year to launch a petition to put a tobacco tax increase on the November ballot.
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Tom Steyer and Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, joined a coalition of medical and labor groups at C.K. McClatchy High School earlier this year to launch a petition to put a tobacco tax increase on the November ballot.
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

Observations on California and its politics

Medical care now California’s biggest industry, dwarfing all others

October 01, 2016 02:00 PM

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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.