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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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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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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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