Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013 – 10:30 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013 – 11:11 pm

California is recovering from the worst recession since the Great Depression, but as a new report from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management points out, that recovery is slow and very uneven.

Meanwhile, attitudinal polls have found that Californians remain very concerned about whether recovery will be complete.

Gov. Jerry Brown and other politicians have been touting recovery of late, but they cannot ignore the public’s angst. Often, therefore, when bills were traveling through the legislative process this year, their economic effects – positive or negative – became debating points.

So did what happened this year really impact California’s economy?

One example was Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s high-profile measure to fast-track environmental reviews of his pet project, a new basketball arena in Sacramento.

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