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Negotiations on crafting an end-of-session affordable housing package are “dead” for the year, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Gov. Jerry Brown had demanded changes in local land-use law in return for setting aside $400 million to affordable housing projects. David Siders The Sacramento Bee
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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.