Podcast: At Last

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The deficit clock outside Arnold Schwarzenegger's office has been unplugged.

Early this morning, the Legislature finally struck a deal on a way to wipe up almost $41 billion in budgetary red ink. It marked the end of a more than eight week epic battle over cuts, taxes, and the specter of fiscal calamity.

In this week's sleep deprived Capital Notes Podcast, we take the big picture view of the budget deal and the process that made it happen. Capitol Weekly editor Anthony York and I walk away from our two twittering projects of the week to consider what happens next.

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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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