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Newsom Decision on Big Gun and Ammo Tax Hike May Rest With 'Canoe Theory'
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September 26, 2023

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During his first governorship nearly a half-century ago, Jerry Brown practiced what he called the “canoe theory” of politics.

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Dan Walters has been a journalist for nearly 60 years, spending all but a few of those years working for California newspapers. He began his professional career in 1960, at age 16, at the Humboldt Times. CalMatters is a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters. For more columns by Dan Walters, go to calmatters.org/commentary.

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