In summary

A collection of commentaries by Dan Walters over the past week.

Some bills are silly, and some are just dumb

Some legislative bills are silly, but one, allowing local governments to create their own banks, transcends silliness and is just plain dumb.

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Dan Walters has been a journalist for more than 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...