Podcast: Kabuki 2011

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The most recent California governor became enamored with describing the annual state budget process as synonymous with the Japanese dance drama kabuki.

Whether or not it's an accurate metaphor, one thing's for sure: the drama didn't leave just because the state changed governors.

On this week's Capital Notes Podcast, we check in on Kabuki 2011... which only intensified after Governor Jerry Brown's State of the State speech.

Anthony York of the Los Angeles Times and I also discuss whether the GOP legislative strategy seems to be working, and whether so many moving parts of a budget plan can settle into place by next month.

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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.
  • Stan Statham

    John – Good seeing you at the recent Press Club. Very good podcast this week,…always informative & interesting. You guys should have your own talkshow.