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Walters: Two California crises that should not be wasted

Walters: Two California crises that should not be wasted

A crisis, it’s been said, is a terrible thing to waste.
Walters: The March primary working for California? Not very well

Walters: The March primary working for California? Not very well

America’s most populous, diverse state should play a big role picking Trump's opponent and have our issues debated
Walters: Vocational education is making a comeback in California

Walters: Vocational education is making a comeback in California

Fixing California’s housing crisis will require we have enough carpenters, plumbers, masons and electricians.
Walters: Has Gov. Gavin Newsom settled California’s water wars?

Walters: Has Gov. Gavin Newsom settled California’s water wars?

Last week, Newsom unveiled a compromise framework that enhances Delta flows, but details still not nailed down.
Walters: Is California’s PG&E seizure a real threat or bluff?

Walters: Is California’s PG&E seizure a real threat or bluff?

Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, has introduced legislation for a state takeover of bankrupt PG&E.
Walters: Community college report ignores reality

Walters: Community college report ignores reality

Due to politics, community colleges offer only very limited 4-year degrees that state universities, UC's ignore.
Walters: California’s big education dilemma

Walters: California’s big education dilemma

The state's most important -- and perhaps most troubled -- program is the education of nearly 6 million K-12 students.
Walters: Where political action is — and isn’t — in 2020

Walters: Where political action is — and isn’t — in 2020

The big action in this year’s elections will be found in an array of high-octane statewide ballot measures.
Walters: The long-standing, corrosive trend in California government

Walters: The long-standing, corrosive trend in California government

State leaders routinely make so-called transformative policies and then neglect to see them through.
Walters: New year brings old issues to California

Walters: New year brings old issues to California

There’s every reason to expect that the state's contradictory trends will become starker in the year ahead.
Walters: California’s high-tech debacle meant to track state spending

Walters: California’s high-tech debacle meant to track state spending

State Auditor Howle had harsh words for the plan to end FI$Cal, a high-tech system to track state spending.
Walters: What now for PG&E?

Walters: What now for PG&E?

Gov. Gavin Newsom says he wants PG&E to become 'radically restructured' that is responsible and accountable.
Walters: BART scam guilty plea echoes past in California Capitol

Walters: BART scam guilty plea echoes past in California Capitol

Former Assemblyman Terry Goggin was known for intertwining his personal financial interests with official duties.
Walters: Prop. 13 change may make ballot, but not other tax measure

Walters: Prop. 13 change may make ballot, but not other tax measure

A split roll initiative may qualify for the 2020 ballot, but plans for another tax measure were dropped.
The rise and fall of California’s Republican Party

The rise and fall of California’s Republican Party

In 1989, the party was on a roll in California, led by two-term GOP governor George Deukmejian, then Pete Wilson.
Walters: California is protecting criminal cops

Walters: California is protecting criminal cops

It's a civic embarrassment that California is among just few states that can't decertify criminal cops.
Walters: California cities and schools in financial distress

Walters: California cities and schools in financial distress

Pensions a major driver for troubled finances, according to statewide reports that highlight Oakland.
Walters: Audit backs critics of California’s school finance system

Walters: Audit backs critics of California’s school finance system

Will governor and state schools superintendent act, or continue head-in-the-sand attitude?
Walters: Slanting ballot measure titles an area of political warfare

Walters: Slanting ballot measure titles an area of political warfare

The wording of the official summary of high-impact ballot measures can decisively impact voters.
Walters: Are the wealthy fleeing California taxes?

Walters: Are the wealthy fleeing California taxes?

Public education advocates are proposing still another income tax hike on the wealthy for the 2020 ballot.