California Gov. Jerry Brown gestures during a news conference with California Apartment Owners’ Association president Howard Jarvis in Los Angeles on July 19, 1978. Brown, then in his first stint as governor, opposed Proposition 13, Jarvis’ property tax limit measure which voters approved a month earlier, but afterward Brown embraced it and declared himself to be a “born-again tax cutter.”
California Gov. Jerry Brown gestures during a news conference with California Apartment Owners’ Association president Howard Jarvis in Los Angeles on July 19, 1978. Brown, then in his first stint as governor, opposed Proposition 13, Jarvis’ property tax limit measure which voters approved a month earlier, but afterward Brown embraced it and declared himself to be a “born-again tax cutter.” ROBBINS Associated Press file
California Gov. Jerry Brown gestures during a news conference with California Apartment Owners’ Association president Howard Jarvis in Los Angeles on July 19, 1978. Brown, then in his first stint as governor, opposed Proposition 13, Jarvis’ property tax limit measure which voters approved a month earlier, but afterward Brown embraced it and declared himself to be a “born-again tax cutter.” ROBBINS Associated Press file
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Dan Walters: Property tax feud still rages

December 08, 2015 03:32 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.