Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks in support of his ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana in San Francisco on May 4, 2016, after signatures were submitted. It later was designated as Proposition 64 and is one of two being sponsored by Newsom.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks in support of his ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana in San Francisco on May 4, 2016, after signatures were submitted. It later was designated as Proposition 64 and is one of two being sponsored by Newsom. Jeff Chiu The Associated Press
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks in support of his ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana in San Francisco on May 4, 2016, after signatures were submitted. It later was designated as Proposition 64 and is one of two being sponsored by Newsom. Jeff Chiu The Associated Press
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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Gavin Newsom sponsors two ballot measures, readies run for governor

October 20, 2016 04:23 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.