A collection of commentaries by Dan Walters over the past week.
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Local governments have been blatantly using taxpayer money to campaign for tax and bond measures, but the Fair Political Practices Commission is beginning to crack down on the practice.
California’s once-soaring population growth has slowed to a crawl, which could cost it a congressional seat and will have myriad economic and social impacts.
Gavin Newsom’s new governorship and California’s bid for relevance in presidential politics are likely to dominate California’s politics in 2019.
Jerry Brown’s governorship was blessed by an expanding economy, but successor Gavin Newsom may not be so lucky.