An inmate at the Madera County jail is taken to a housing unit at the facility in 2013. California is poised to sell lease-revenue bonds to finance local jails.
An inmate at the Madera County jail is taken to a housing unit at the facility in 2013. California is poised to sell lease-revenue bonds to finance local jails. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file
An inmate at the Madera County jail is taken to a housing unit at the facility in 2013. California is poised to sell lease-revenue bonds to finance local jails. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

Observations on California and its politics

Jerry Brown backtracks on debt, OKs bonds for jail construction

June 16, 2016 3:51 PM

Comments

More Videos

  • Dan Walters: Big election, but most people 'could care less'

    The Sacramento Bee's Dan Walters is excited that for the first time in a long time Californians were actually treated to a full blown presidential campaign, with all nominees from both parties campaigning up and down the state. Despite California voters actually being treated like they mattered, it still seems as if most people 'could care less.'

About This Blog


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