California Gov. Jerry Brown, below, holds up a newly-signed bill aimed at worker's compensation costs during a signing ceremony at a printing company in San Diego, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.
California Gov. Jerry Brown, below, holds up a newly-signed bill aimed at worker's compensation costs during a signing ceremony at a printing company in San Diego, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. Gregory Bull AP
California Gov. Jerry Brown, below, holds up a newly-signed bill aimed at worker's compensation costs during a signing ceremony at a printing company in San Diego, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. Gregory Bull AP
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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