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George Skelton

Political columnist George Skelton has covered government and politics for more than 50 years and for The Times since 1974. He has been a Times political writer and editor in Los Angeles, Sacramento bureau chief and White House correspondent. He has written a column on California politics, “Capitol Journal,” since 1993. Skelton is a Santa Barbara native, grew up in Ojai and received a journalism degree at San Jose State.
  • Capitol Journal
Some see a Newsom strategy to boost Republican John Cox: 'Putin would be proud'

California’s gubernatorial primary boils down to this: It will determine whether Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is a slam-dunk winner in November — or still must fight to be elected governor.

  • Capitol Journal
California is the first state to require solar panels on new homes. Here's why Big Brother is on to something

Should solar buying be simply mandated by a government bureaucracy without even a vote by our elected representatives in the Legislature? Perhaps forcing all buyers of new homes to go green is prudent, desirable and inevitable, George Skelton writes.

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