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The Best Story You’ll Ever Read on California Taxes

Politicians, special interest groups and taxpayer advocates make all kinds of claims about California taxes. As voters gear up for the June 5 primary, they deserve to know the facts about California's tax burden — and where those public dollars are spent. ...

The Next Speaker of the House: McCarthy or Pelosi?

Now that House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced his retirement from Congress at the end of this term, Dan Walters of CALmatters asks a logical question in his April 16th column: Will the second time be the charm...

LA & San Francisco Embroiled in Political Turmoil: Walters

Los Angeles Unified epitomizes the difficulties that large urban school districts face in selecting a superintendent to guide them through troubled waters. Superintendent Michelle King resigned earlier this month and, notes CALmatters columnist Dan Walters ...

Is Sen. Dianne Feinstein Anti-Immigrant at Heart?

CALmatters columnist Dan Walters examines U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's hopscotch positions on immigration in his Jan. 25 column and places them in the context of her run for reelection against Kevin de León, th...

California Schools That Need Help Aren’t Getting It: Walters

In his Jan. 21 CALmatters column, Dan Walters zeroes in on a troubling statistic uncovered via the dogged effort of his colleague Jessica Calefati, who covers education. Writing about the state's stumbling attempts to close the achievement and educational a...