Republican Assembly members Don Wagner, of Irvine, Beth Gaines, of Roseville, center, and Shannon Grove, of Bakersfield, huddle to discuss legislation at the Capitol, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Sacramento,Calif. Lawmakers are in the final weeks of the current legislative session.
Republican Assembly members Don Wagner, of Irvine, Beth Gaines, of Roseville, center, and Shannon Grove, of Bakersfield, huddle to discuss legislation at the Capitol, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Sacramento,Calif. Lawmakers are in the final weeks of the current legislative session. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
Republican Assembly members Don Wagner, of Irvine, Beth Gaines, of Roseville, center, and Shannon Grove, of Bakersfield, huddle to discuss legislation at the Capitol, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Sacramento,Calif. Lawmakers are in the final weeks of the current legislative session. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
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Dan Walters: Last hours of session can be odd

October 26, 2015 04:32 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.