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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.

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Legislators End Suspense … But Still, Mystery Moves on Bills

August 15, 2014 | 5:11 pm

Legislators End Suspense … But Still, Mystery Moves on Bills

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Hundreds of bills meet their fate in August at state Capitol, most with little light shed on the process.

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New Ballot Numbers For November’s Water, Budget Propositions

August 12, 2014 | 12:01 am

New Ballot Numbers For November’s Water, Budget Propositions

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Legislators move to make the two measures Prop. 1 and Prop. 2. But why?

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‘Citizens United’ Measure Removed From California’s Fall Ballot

August 11, 2014 | 7:35 pm

‘Citizens United’ Measure Removed From California’s Fall Ballot

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State Supreme Court ruling blocks an advisory measure asking voters to sound off on money in politics.

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Lawmakers Consider Automatic Recounts in California Elections

August 8, 2014 | 12:01 am

Lawmakers Consider Automatic Recounts in California Elections

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Does California need a law requiring an automatic recount in close statewide elections?

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Seven Sacramento Debates in August You Won’t Want to Miss

August 4, 2014 | 12:01 am

Seven Sacramento Debates in August You Won’t Want to Miss

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Legislators wrap up their work for 2014 this month in Sacramento. Here are 7 big debates worth watching.

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Can Underfunded GOP Candidate Outflank Jerry Brown on Poverty?

July 31, 2014 | 11:50 am

Can Underfunded GOP Candidate Outflank Jerry Brown on Poverty?

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Kashkari spends a week being poor and homeless in Fresno. Can it spark a boost in his race for governor?

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2012 Campaign Cash Scandal Ends With PAC’s Shutdown

July 28, 2014 | 2:15 pm

2012 Campaign Cash Scandal Ends With PAC’s Shutdown

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The final curtain falls on California’s 2012 political cash mystery that made national headlines.

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Majority of Voters in New Poll Pick Brown for Another Term

July 23, 2014 | 10:51 pm

Majority of Voters in New Poll Pick Brown for Another Term

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You have to go back to 1986 to find an incumbent governor in as good a political shape as Brown.

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Recount in State Controller’s Race Headed to Second Week

July 18, 2014 | 8:30 am

Recount in State Controller’s Race Headed to Second Week

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Review of ballots cast will enter its second week with very little change from June 3 election results.

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Pérez Launching Recount in State Controller’s Race

July 6, 2014 | 2:21 pm

Pérez Launching Recount in State Controller’s Race

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Former Assembly speaker to pay as much as $3 million to see if he can reverse a narrow loss in primary.

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