Walters: Gov. Brown is Late But Right on Pension Reform

In his Nov.29 CALmatters column, Dan Walters details an ongoing battle over public-employee pensions into which Gov. Jerry Brown has injected himself through an amicus brief filed with the state Supreme Court. Brown’s position is not especially courageous s...

Walters: Californians Want to Overturn Gas Tax Hikes

In today’s CALmatters column, Dan Walters evaluates the meaning of recent USC/LA Times poll numbers reflecting disapproval for the newly-passed “gas tax” among a majority of Californians. 54.2% responded that they would like to do away with the tax, which w...
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Walters: Political Aspirations at Risk from Harassment Claims

In a recent column, Dan Walters explains the impending political damage from claims of sexual harassment now becoming public in Sacramento. Among the most susceptible, Walters argues, is state Senate pro tem and U.S. Senate candidate, Kevin de León. De León...