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Dan Walters, Author at CalMatters

The latest employment data reveal that after 28 months, California has finally recovered the millions of private sector jobs it lost during the COVID=19 recession.
As California struggles to keep the lights burning, compromise legislation will, if enacted, keep the state's only remaining nuclear power plant in operation.
Electric cars are parked at a charging station in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Photo by Rich Pedroncelli, AP Photo California will ban sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035, but the conversion to battery-powered vehicles poses numerous unresolved issues.
Betting odds are displayed on a board in the sports book at a hotel casino in Las Vegas on May 14, 2018. Sports betting isn't legal in California, but there are efforts to legalize it. Photo by John Locher, AP Photo The involvement of California's Native American tribes in high-stakes political battles this year is the latest chapter in their amazing rise from slaughter and poverty into owners of a major industry.
Rep. Michelle Steel chats with a registered Republican voter through his front gate, while canvassing for voters ahead of the primary for the newly drawn 45th congressional district in Buena Park on May 28, 2022. Bing Guan for CalMatters Democrats are targeting five Republican-held congressional seats in California this year. hoping that gains in the state could save their House majority.

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