Podcast: Chess or Chicken?

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Pick your analogy... an impression of the gamesmanship now being played, and where where things stand inside the state Capitol on resolving California's $20+ billion budget deficit. For now, they're both valid.

On this week's Capital Notes Podcast, we examine where things stand on budget negotiations... from the debate over what is (or isn't) a "reserve" to possible divisions between Democrats in the Senate and Assembly.

Capitol Weekly's Anthony York and I also discuss what might happen next... and how long state finances can hold up while negotiations continue.

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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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