Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen of Riverbank, shown last year as the Assembly’s Republican leader, is one of several legislators from her party to support a new tax on managed care organizations. The plan would secure more federal support of health care for the poor.
Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen of Riverbank, shown last year as the Assembly’s Republican leader, is one of several legislators from her party to support a new tax on managed care organizations. The plan would secure more federal support of health care for the poor. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file
Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen of Riverbank, shown last year as the Assembly’s Republican leader, is one of several legislators from her party to support a new tax on managed care organizations. The plan would secure more federal support of health care for the poor. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file
Dan Walters

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Dan Walters: California GOP ready to support a new tax

February 22, 2016 03:54 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.