Jerry Brown points to a chart on his budget plan after his return to the governor’s office in 2011. He declared repayment of a “wall of debt” a major state priority but excluded a big debt owed to the federal government for unemployment insurance.
Jerry Brown points to a chart on his budget plan after his return to the governor’s office in 2011. He declared repayment of a “wall of debt” a major state priority but excluded a big debt owed to the federal government for unemployment insurance. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Jerry Brown points to a chart on his budget plan after his return to the governor’s office in 2011. He declared repayment of a “wall of debt” a major state priority but excluded a big debt owed to the federal government for unemployment insurance. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Dan Walters

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Dan Walters: State still owes one huge debt

November 25, 2015 09:27 AM

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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.