Federal tax reform will help many, but not wealthy Californians. They will pay $12 billion more in 2019.

California’s Rich Will Feel New $12 Billion Tax Bite: Walters

Dan Walters of CALmatters points out in his April 23 column that wealthy Californians can expect to pay $12 billion in additional federal taxes annually as a result of the tax-reform package passed by Congress and signed by President Trump this year. Like m...

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...

Gov. Brown Ignores Higher Ed Crisis: Walters

In his March 25 CALmatters column, Dan Walters uses a long-shot bill in the Legislature to highlight one of his favorite topics: California’s struggling and contentious higher education system. Walters focus...

Water Rights Changes Coming? Dan Walters Stirs the Pot

In his Feb.  25 CALmatters column, Dan Walters discusses the upcoming battle over rights in California’s “water war.” Walters explains that tensions over California’s complicated water rights system appeared to be coming to a head during the recent drought,...

Prop. 57 Changes Ahead? Legal Issues Make it Likely: Walters

In today’s CALmatters column, Dan Walters questions the future of Proposition 57, the criminal reform initiative passed in 2016 with support from Gov. Jerry Brown. The law allows for early release of some convicts, but exempts certain violent crimes, taken ...