One of the many issues facing California voters this year is whether taxes on cigarettes should be raised by $2 a pack.
One of the many issues facing California voters this year is whether taxes on cigarettes should be raised by $2 a pack. Lynne Sladky Associated Press file
One of the many issues facing California voters this year is whether taxes on cigarettes should be raised by $2 a pack. Lynne Sladky Associated Press file
Dan Walters

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Dan Walters: Expensive measures are on tap for California ballot

March 19, 2016 09:00 AM

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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.