Camel, a Reynolds American brand, and Newport, a Lorillard brand, cigarettes are displayed for sale, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Doral, Fla.
Camel, a Reynolds American brand, and Newport, a Lorillard brand, cigarettes are displayed for sale, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Doral, Fla. Lynne Sladky AP
Camel, a Reynolds American brand, and Newport, a Lorillard brand, cigarettes are displayed for sale, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Doral, Fla. Lynne Sladky 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