Crews in February work on a joint construction project between Caltrans and the city of Sacramento on a connector bridge between Second Street and Capitol Mall. Gov. Jerry Brown called for new fees and taxes to pay for a backlog in repairs to California’s crumbling state highway system, but so far has been unable to get legislative approval.
Crews in February work on a joint construction project between Caltrans and the city of Sacramento on a connector bridge between Second Street and Capitol Mall. Gov. Jerry Brown called for new fees and taxes to pay for a backlog in repairs to California’s crumbling state highway system, but so far has been unable to get legislative approval. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
Crews in February work on a joint construction project between Caltrans and the city of Sacramento on a connector bridge between Second Street and Capitol Mall. Gov. Jerry Brown called for new fees and taxes to pay for a backlog in repairs to California’s crumbling state highway system, but so far has been unable to get legislative approval. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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Fixing California’s bad highways ensnarled in political gridlock

June 23, 2016 04:24 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.