An oil refinery is silhouetted at sunset on Rosedale Highway in Bakersfield. Refineries are among the major industries affected by the state’s cap-and-trade carbon emission program, which faces a legislative test next month.
An oil refinery is silhouetted at sunset on Rosedale Highway in Bakersfield. Refineries are among the major industries affected by the state’s cap-and-trade carbon emission program, which faces a legislative test next month. Casey Christie The Bakersfield Californian
An oil refinery is silhouetted at sunset on Rosedale Highway in Bakersfield. Refineries are among the major industries affected by the state’s cap-and-trade carbon emission program, which faces a legislative test next month. Casey Christie The Bakersfield Californian
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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Business-opposed ‘job killer’ bills will face final test next month

July 28, 2016 03:30 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.