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What Is California Doing Right? Community Colleges.

Dan Walters might be the most high-profile media advocate for community colleges in California. "Low-cost, conveniently located community colleges are the primary gateway into post-high school job training and four-year degrees for those who would otherwise...
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California Top-Two Primary Improving Elections: Walters

Party leaders hate it. East Coast journalists think its wacky. But, in the end, California's top-two primary voting system is good for voters. That is the take from CALmatter's Dan Walters. "It does empower voters by giving them more choices than the closed...
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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. ...