Gov. Jerry Brown used the classic fable of "The Ant and the Grasshopper" to explain his budget philosophy when he unveiled his budget revision on May 13, 2016. Video courtesy of the California Channel. Alexei Koseff The Sacramento Bee
Gov. Jerry Brown used the classic fable of "The Ant and the Grasshopper" to explain his budget philosophy when he unveiled his budget revision on May 13, 2016. Video courtesy of the California Channel. Alexei Koseff The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

Observations on California and its politics

California’s recovery has downside for those on lower rungs

July 09, 2016 04:44 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.