A Tesla Model S is displayed last year at the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany. Even with subsidies, Californians aren’t buying enough Teslas and other “zero-emission vehicles” to meet state goals.
A Tesla Model S is displayed last year at the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany. Even with subsidies, Californians aren’t buying enough Teslas and other “zero-emission vehicles” to meet state goals. Michael Probst Associated Press file
A Tesla Model S is displayed last year at the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany. Even with subsidies, Californians aren’t buying enough Teslas and other “zero-emission vehicles” to meet state goals. Michael Probst Associated Press file
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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California politicians often try to repeal laws of economics

July 02, 2016 01:00 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.