In 2010, Gov.-elect Jerry Brown was flanked by state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, left, and state Controller John Chiang (along with Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento) in a public discussion of state budget problems. Chiang, now the treasurer, is likely to be a 2018 candidate to replace Brown.
In 2010, Gov.-elect Jerry Brown was flanked by state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, left, and state Controller John Chiang (along with Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento) in a public discussion of state budget problems. Chiang, now the treasurer, is likely to be a 2018 candidate to replace Brown. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
In 2010, Gov.-elect Jerry Brown was flanked by state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, left, and state Controller John Chiang (along with Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento) in a public discussion of state budget problems. Chiang, now the treasurer, is likely to be a 2018 candidate to replace Brown. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
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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.