Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters holds a handout with Aesop’s fable of “The Ant and the Grasshopper” that Gov. Jerry Brown distributed as he released a revised state budget on May 13, 2016. Brown used it to argue that the state needed to build a “rainy day” reserve fund.
Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters holds a handout with Aesop’s fable of “The Ant and the Grasshopper” that Gov. Jerry Brown distributed as he released a revised state budget on May 13, 2016. Brown used it to argue that the state needed to build a “rainy day” reserve fund. Hector Amezcua Sacramento Bee file
Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters holds a handout with Aesop’s fable of “The Ant and the Grasshopper” that Gov. Jerry Brown distributed as he released a revised state budget on May 13, 2016. Brown used it to argue that the state needed to build a “rainy day” reserve fund. Hector Amezcua Sacramento Bee file
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Dan Walters' column appears 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. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee