Podcast: The Moolah

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Some of my friends who aren't fans of politics have asked me, "Why can't all that money spent on campaigns be used to help balance the state budget?"

That paradox -- plenty of political cash, too little budget cash -- is a great way to describe the topics on this week's Capital Notes Podcast.

We examine the latest data on campaign cash in the race for governor, plus some of the polling from this week on this race and the contest for the U.S. Senate. Capitol Weekly's Anthony York and I also examine budget maneuvers this week both in the Capitol and in the courtroom.

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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.
  • Favel Jens

    I think that’s a great idea….We can have whole departments sponsored such as the Dept. of Social Services “sponsored by California citizens who support the vulnerable in our state and fans of gubernatoral candidate X”. Love it…how can this be done?

  • Michael

    Hello John and Anthony,
    I work in state government/politics down here in Florida and just wanted to say how much I enjoy the podcasts. I recently discovered them in my quest to learn more about the California process and could not be more grateful for your knowledge and insight. Can’t wait until the next one!