California Gov. Jerry Brown shows a chart demonstrating the unpredictability of capital gains revenue as he announces his revised 2016-17 budget at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday, May 13, 2016, and urges setting aside more money in the state’s “rainy day fund.”
California Gov. Jerry Brown shows a chart demonstrating the unpredictability of capital gains revenue as he announces his revised 2016-17 budget at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday, May 13, 2016, and urges setting aside more money in the state’s “rainy day fund.” Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
California Gov. Jerry Brown shows a chart demonstrating the unpredictability of capital gains revenue as he announces his revised 2016-17 budget at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday, May 13, 2016, and urges setting aside more money in the state’s “rainy day fund.” Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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Jerry Brown on the spot in final days of writing new state budget

May 30, 2016 03:07 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.