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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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New Law Brings Big Changes to California’s Initiative Process

September 27, 2014 | 10:41 pm

New Law Brings Big Changes to California’s Initiative Process

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Costly political battles may be avoided through compromise in Sacramento. But will it happen?

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Six Weeks Out, Jerry Brown Holds Commanding Lead

September 23, 2014 | 9:00 pm

Six Weeks Out, Jerry Brown Holds Commanding Lead

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Governor is ahead of GOP rival Kashkari by 21 points in the latest statewide poll. Is this race over?

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Candidates for Elections Chief Spar on Performance, Politics

September 22, 2014 | 4:37 pm

Candidates for Elections Chief Spar on Performance, Politics

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The two candidates for secretary of state agree more than disagree in a debate on KQED’s ‘Forum.’

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Drought Becomes Powerful Political Tool for Brown, Lawmakers

September 16, 2014 | 1:48 pm

Drought Becomes Powerful Political Tool for Brown, Lawmakers

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Governor uses drought to push for water deals that otherwise might have been politically unattainable.

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Plan to Split California Six Ways Fails to Make Ballot

September 12, 2014 | 2:49 pm

Plan to Split California Six Ways Fails to Make Ballot

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Silicon Valley entrepreneur’s initiative to split California comes up short of voter signatures.

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Schwarzenegger Returns to Sacramento Talking Climate, Legacy

September 8, 2014 | 4:49 pm

Schwarzenegger Returns to Sacramento Talking Climate, Legacy

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Former governor unveils his Capitol portrait and defends his record on climate change.

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Freshman Legislators Bring Hope, Maybe Change, to Sacramento

September 6, 2014 | 7:00 am

Freshman Legislators Bring Hope, Maybe Change, to Sacramento

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A group of new California legislators wrap up their first two-year term.

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Analysis: Impact of Brown-Kashkari Debate … Debatable

September 5, 2014 | 12:23 pm

Analysis: Impact of Brown-Kashkari Debate … Debatable

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It may be the only time for voters to be able to measure the two men running for governor side by side.

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Jerry Brown-Neel Kashkari Debate: A Viewer’s Guide From Ringside

September 4, 2014 | 12:01 am

Jerry Brown-Neel Kashkari Debate: A Viewer’s Guide From Ringside

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It may be the only time the governor debates the GOP challenger. Watch for some telltale signs.

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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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