Gov. Jerry Brown uses a graph to demonstrate how unpredictable taxes on capital gains, mostly paid by the wealthy, have been as he announces his revised budget revise at the State Capitol May 13. Brown, however, was noncommital when asked whether he would try to reform state taxes to make them less volatile.
Gov. Jerry Brown uses a graph to demonstrate how unpredictable taxes on capital gains, mostly paid by the wealthy, have been as he announces his revised budget revise at the State Capitol May 13. Brown, however, was noncommital when asked whether he would try to reform state taxes to make them less volatile. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
Gov. Jerry Brown uses a graph to demonstrate how unpredictable taxes on capital gains, mostly paid by the wealthy, have been as he announces his revised budget revise at the State Capitol May 13. Brown, however, was noncommital when asked whether he would try to reform state taxes to make them less volatile. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
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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.