Podcast: Stakeout

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Call this our first mobile edition of the Capital Notes Podcast. And it might be the last.

This week, Capitol Weekly editor Anthony York and I chat up the week's small state budget news from inside the statehouse -- more specifically, the hallway outside Governor Schwarzenegger's office, where we waited for "Big 5" negotiations to wrap up.

We also ended up with a guest... because, well, he happened to come up and wonder why we were whispering into a microphone. That guest: Jim Evans, communications director for Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.

As you'll hear, our casual analysis was abruptly halted when legislators started emerging from their negotiations. No budget white smoke yet, which means the debate goes on.

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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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