Emmanuel Lubezki, from left, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Alejandro G. Inarritu take a selfie on stage at the conclusion of the Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 28. A special tax break encourages the movie industry to keep production in California rather than shift to other states or nations.
Emmanuel Lubezki, from left, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Alejandro G. Inarritu take a selfie on stage at the conclusion of the Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 28. A special tax break encourages the movie industry to keep production in California rather than shift to other states or nations. Chris Pizzello The Associated Press
Emmanuel Lubezki, from left, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Alejandro G. Inarritu take a selfie on stage at the conclusion of the Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 28. A special tax break encourages the movie industry to keep production in California rather than shift to other states or nations. Chris Pizzello The Associated Press
Dan Walters

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Dan Walters: California’s tax breaks finally get some scrutiny

April 24, 2016 07:00 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.