Construction workers spread asphalt on the westbound transition from the Capital City Freeway in June 2014 in Sacramento. Gov. Jerry Brown wants a flock of new fees and taxes to provide $36 billion over the next 10 years for state and local roadway maintenance and improvements.
Construction workers spread asphalt on the westbound transition from the Capital City Freeway in June 2014 in Sacramento. Gov. Jerry Brown wants a flock of new fees and taxes to provide $36 billion over the next 10 years for state and local roadway maintenance and improvements. Randy Pench Sacramento Bee file
Construction workers spread asphalt on the westbound transition from the Capital City Freeway in June 2014 in Sacramento. Gov. Jerry Brown wants a flock of new fees and taxes to provide $36 billion over the next 10 years for state and local roadway maintenance and improvements. Randy Pench Sacramento Bee file
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Dan Walters: California Legislature has one new tax down, one to go

February 29, 2016 06:10 PM

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Dan Walters' column appears 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. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee