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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

Observations on California and its politics

Politicians ignore long-term effects as they seek instant payoff

July 23, 2016 02:00 PM

UPDATED July 24, 2016 07:37 AM

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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