Podcast: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like...

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Well, it's beginning to look a lot like election season. And this season, we may be talking an awful lot about taxes.

This week's Capital Notes Podcast takes a look at the vast array of tax increase initiatives now being offered and mulled, and the road ahead for a proposal soon unveiled by Governor Jerry Brown.

I'm joined by Anthony York of the Los Angeles Times and Marisa Lagos of the San Francisco Chronicle, as we talk both the politics of taxes and the politics of the things the taxes may be used to fund -- education, government realignment, and more.

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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.
  • Speech85

    That was a really interesting podcast as much for what was mentioned as for what was hinted at.  Under realignment (including all the ballot measures that address funding for realignment) there are very clear winners.  The winners of course are the County Boards of Supervisors, the schools and the police and fire-fighters.  Whether and to what extent the other local services (health, social services, etc.) get funded will vary by County.  I think it was Marisa who pointed out that in San Francisco County those services will get funding but in Imperial County not so much.