California gives corporations billions of dollars in tax subsidies each year but only rarely looks at whether they create more investment and jobs, Per Charitable Trusts concludes in its new state-by-state examination.
California gives corporations billions of dollars in tax subsidies each year but only rarely looks at whether they create more investment and jobs, Per Charitable Trusts concludes in its new state-by-state examination. Jeff Chiu Associated Press file
California gives corporations billions of dollars in tax subsidies each year but only rarely looks at whether they create more investment and jobs, Per Charitable Trusts concludes in its new state-by-state examination. Jeff Chiu Associated Press file
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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Costly corporate tax breaks mostly avoid state scrutiny

May 04, 2017 03:40 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.