Dan Walters

The California Sun Podcast

Hosted by Jeff SchechtmanMarch 26th, 2020

Dan Walters sees California government headed to the ICU

Dan Walters, a columnist for CalMatters, is the dean of journalists covering Sacramento and California government. We went to Dan to get his assessment of how Gov. Gavin Newsom was handling the coronavirus crisis and what the pandemic might mean for the state. Walters looked ahead to a mountain of future debt, stalled legislative initiatives, an underfunded unemployment insurance system, limited public health infrastructure, and a long-lasting set back for the Golden State.

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