Gov. Jerry Brown, left, speaks while Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, R-Nev., listen during the 18th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit at the Valhalla Estate in South Lake Tahoe on Aug. 19, 2014. One of the many issues dividing California and Nevada is how land use in the Tahoe basin, split between the two states, should be managed.
Gov. Jerry Brown, left, speaks while Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, R-Nev., listen during the 18th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit at the Valhalla Estate in South Lake Tahoe on Aug. 19, 2014. One of the many issues dividing California and Nevada is how land use in the Tahoe basin, split between the two states, should be managed. Randy Pench Sacramento Bee file
Gov. Jerry Brown, left, speaks while Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, R-Nev., listen during the 18th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit at the Valhalla Estate in South Lake Tahoe on Aug. 19, 2014. One of the many issues dividing California and Nevada is how land use in the Tahoe basin, split between the two states, should be managed. Randy Pench Sacramento Bee file
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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.