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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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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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Yee Appears to Have Edged Pérez in Race for State Controller

July 1, 2014 | 12:01 am

Yee Appears to Have Edged Pérez in Race for State Controller

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A duel between Democrats appears to have ended with Betty Yee squeaking past John Pérez by 484 votes.

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California Voters to Weigh Reduced Punishments for Nonviolent Crime

June 26, 2014 | 4:23 pm

California Voters to Weigh Reduced Punishments for Nonviolent Crime

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Measure by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón is the sixth to qualify for November ballot.

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Citizens Panel Gives Small Boost to Lawmaker Salaries

June 20, 2014 | 3:02 pm

Citizens Panel Gives Small Boost to Lawmaker Salaries

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Governor, statewide officers and legislators all will receive a 2 percent boost in December.

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Brown Signs Budget, Leaves It Almost Veto-Free

June 20, 2014 | 1:42 pm

Brown Signs Budget, Leaves It Almost Veto-Free

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The governor leaves the spending plan virtually intact in earliest signed budget in modern state history.

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Could It Be Water Versus Schools on California’s November Ballot?

June 19, 2014 | 12:01 am

Could It Be Water Versus Schools on California’s November Ballot?

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If two bonds being considered both pass, they might be pitted against each other by leery voters.

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