A front loader moves coal at the Peabody Energy Somerville Central surface mine in Indiana.
A front loader moves coal at the Peabody Energy Somerville Central surface mine in Indiana. Luke Sharrett Bloomberg
A front loader moves coal at the Peabody Energy Somerville Central surface mine in Indiana. Luke Sharrett Bloomberg
Dan Morain

Dan Morain

Editorial page editor, political affairs columnist and editorial writer

State official picks fight with King Coal. But King Coal has secret weapon – Democrats

August 26, 2017 6:01 AM

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Dan Morain has been a columnist for The Sacramento Bee since 2010, focusing on state government and politics. He previously worked for The Los Angeles Times, covering the California Supreme Court when Rose Bird was chief justice, the Legislature when Willie Brown was speaker and the governor's office during Gray Davis' tenure. Dan Morain can be reached at dmorain@sacbee.com or 916-321-1907. Twitter: @DanielMorain.