Jerry Brown: California avoided budget deficit through cuts, new taxes

Gov. Jerry Brown said California was facing a budget deficit in the 2017-18 fiscal year, so the state must be careful about its fiscal condition. Video courtesy of California Channel.
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Gov. Jerry Brown said California was facing a budget deficit in the 2017-18 fiscal year, so the state must be careful about its fiscal condition. Video courtesy of California Channel.
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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California Democrats wanted more tax money to spend, but it’s not working out

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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.