Podcast: Burnout and Sizzle

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This week's Capital Notes Podcast comes a few days late, due to the exhaustion of last week's marathon ending to Budget Crisis 2010.

At least, a temporary ending to the crisis.

And so this special Monday edition sifts through the various items, big and small, from the final budget deal with a look at how it all came together.

But wait, there's more. Capitol Weekly's Anthony York and I also check in on the latest sizzle from the governor's race, and the fracas over a scratchy audio recording... one you'll no doubt hear more about in tomorrow night's third, and final, debate.

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NOTE: On the subject of when new state workers get a reduced pension plan, the date is January 15, 2011 -- and not, as we said, in November. We would have been correct had the proposal passed the Legislature with a 2/3 vote in each house, as was originally planned. But the overnight logjam on October 8 meant the proposal was ratified by majority vote -- thus, the later enactment date. Blame sleep deprivation, perhaps. And thanks to the listener who pointed it out. --JM

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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.
  • Peter

    Everyone please give John a big hand for tarrying those many hours in the Assembly and Senate press galleries on our behalf.

    Thanks, John!

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