Dan Walters

Sacramento Bee

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Political columnist for the Sacramento Bee

Dan Walters on KCRW

You can call California the conservative media’s piñata.   It gets smacked over and over again about its so-called anti-business climate, high taxes and an overall liberal mantra.

Are Tax Cuts the Key to Economic Growth?

You can call California the conservative media’s piñata. It gets smacked over and over again about its so-called anti-business climate, high taxes and an overall liberal mantra.

from The Mixer

It's the summer harvest season in California, and farmers are facing a problem that's all too familiar: undocumented workers are needed to pick the crops.

Work Permits and the Politics of Immigration

It's the summer harvest season in California, and farmers are facing a problem that's all too familiar: undocumented workers are needed to pick the crops.

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The latest two-year legislative session is scheduled to end this week. Senators, Assembly members and Governor Brown are all looking ahead to the November election.

Which Bills Passed, Which Didn’t and What’s Still to Come

The latest two-year legislative session is scheduled to end this week. Senators, Assembly members and Governor Brown are all looking ahead to the November election.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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