Podcast: Budgets Old, Budgets New

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Everything you always wanted to know, or maybe didn't want to know, about the state budget was hashed and rehashed this week -- by two different leading men.

One on the way out, the other on the way in.

This week's Capital Notes Podcast is a departure from our normal chat, and offers extended excerpts from Governor-elect Jerry Brown's Wednesday budget forum, as well as one portion of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Monday budget briefing when the subject turned to why the public doesn't understand more about the choices at hand.

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(And yes, before you email in... I know today is the 10th of December.)

Look for our journalist roundtable to return next week.

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About John Myers

John Myers is senior editor of KQED's new 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. In 2014, he was named one of the nation's top statehouse reporters by The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @johnmyers.
  • Lillian

    Value your podcasts?! Is the pope Catholic?…etc. etc. etc.

    I appreciate your good work, Mr Myers, and that of your colleagues. The day of the week? Doesn’t matter to me. I will listen irregardless,…or is that regardless?

  • Thomas Arens

    Appreciate KQED’s expanding focus on local news, especially news of California State (Sacramento) which is poorly covered in the commercial media, including the written press….an important niche for community radio.

  • Susie

    I think this is a great podcast, both in terms of content and the playful banter. I make a point of listening every week. The day of the week is unimportant to me. So much of what is said in the political world these days is not civil. It is sure nice to be able to listen to knowledgeable people discuss current events in a pleasant way. I listen to learn and to laugh on occasion. Well done!

  • Mark

    John,
    I always look forward to this podcast and your other posts, which are I think, the best reporting of the state capitol, finances, budgets and politics we have.

    KQED should know this.

  • Deborah Berry

    I so so so appreciate this podcast!! I love the dynamic of both you & Mr. York. I too don’t care what day it comes out, but don’t stop podcasting! I look forward to this podcast every week. In fact, this podcast was my first suggestion to a coworker who just got an iPhone & wanted to know of som good podcasts. Keep up the good work! Thanks so much!

  • Chris Lockner

    I check back about every other week and always look forward to catching up on this podcast and your other posts, This is some of the best reporting of the state finances, and politics available and I thank you for a job well done.

  • William McGinnis

    I am a regular listener of your weekly podcast and enjoy the updates and news about the goings-on at the capitol. As a trustee of a calif. community college your podcast helps me stay informed about what I can expect from the Governor and the Legislature.
    In response to your inquiry about which day the podcast should be distributed, I am okay with waiting a few more days. What is important is to maintain a regular schedule.