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Evan Halper

Evan Halper writes about a broad range of policy issues out of Washington D.C., with particular emphasis on how Washington regulates, agitates and very often miscalculates in its dealings with California. Before heading east, he was the Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Sacramento, where he spent a decade untangling California’s epic budget mess and political dysfunction.
‘How are you going to pay for it?’ — 2020 candidates wrestle with their costly plans

Democratic presidential candidates assure voters only the rich would have to pay for their ambitious plans to grow government. It's not that simple.

The vote-by-phone tech trend is scaring the life out of security experts

Silicon Valley is having some success in a crusade for voting by phone. Computer security experts are aghast to see election officials signing on.

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