Podcast: Capitol Turkeys

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The big accomplishment in California's statehouse on Tuesday: the maintenance crew successfully finished decorating the historic building for the holiday season. At least they did their job.

On this week's Capital Notes Podcast, we examine the total collapse of this week's efforts to stem the flood of the budget red ink. From partisan warfare to a budget process that seems to have completely failed, Tuesday's activities closed another chapter in the annals of Capitol gridlock.

Capitol Weekly editor Anthony York and I discuss what happened, and what's next. We also check in on the handful of political races where votes are still being counted.

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(You can read all about the incoming crop of new legislators in this week's Capitol Weekly here.)

Happy Thanksgiving to our readers and listeners... see you back here for the convening of the new Legislature on Monday.

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About John Myers

John Myers is senior editor of KQED's new multimedia California Politics & Government Desk.  He has covered California politics for most of the past two decades -- serving previously as Sacramento bureau chief for KQED News and, most recently, as political editor for KXTV News10 (ABC) in Sacramento. He moderated the only gubernatorial debate of 2014, and was named one of the nation's top statehouse reporters by The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @johnmyers.

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