Podcast: Speedy Marathon

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Maybe it's just me who's noticed that the state's projected budget deficit of $26.6 billion lines up nicely to the miles run in a marathon, the time honored gut-check of road races.

And yet, this race is being run as though it were a sprint in these early weeks of 2011... one that, if the math pans out, hit roughly the halfway mark this week.

On this week's Capital Notes Podcast, we sift through the remains of the big budget votes this week, in search of some sign of a course map for the rest of this marathon.

Anthony York of the Los Angeles Times and I also consider some of the macro themes worth watching for this weekend's state GOP convention here in Sacramento.

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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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