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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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Five Big Takeaways from California’s Primary Election

June 4, 2014 | 7:15 am

Five Big Takeaways from California’s Primary Election

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Every election night teaches us something new. What did we learn about California politics this year?

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Next Up for Honda, Khanna — Round 2 of Congressional Tussle

June 4, 2014 | 12:01 am

Next Up for Honda, Khanna — Round 2 of Congressional Tussle

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Two Democrats, a veteran of South Bay politics and a tech-funded insurgent, are on November ballot.

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Dilemma for Democrats in Race for State Controller

May 29, 2014 | 12:30 am

Dilemma for Democrats in Race for State Controller

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Popular Republican’s arrival in the race means just one of two powerful Democrats will survive primary.

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With 2 Weeks Left, Governor’s Race Shaping Up as Brown vs. Donnelly

May 21, 2014 | 9:00 pm

With 2 Weeks Left, Governor’s Race Shaping Up as Brown vs. Donnelly

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But GOP support for the party’s other candidate, Neel Kashkari, has increased steeply in the past month.

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A New Assembly Speaker Now, Bigger Changes In 2016

May 13, 2014 | 1:00 am

A New Assembly Speaker Now, Bigger Changes In 2016

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Toni Atkins, who will have to give up the office in 2016, laid out her priorities in today’s speech.

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Brown, Legislature Reach Deal on Rainy Day Fund

May 8, 2014 | 2:23 pm

Brown, Legislature Reach Deal on Rainy Day Fund

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Ballot measure would require state to create a budget reserve by setting aside surplus tax dollars.

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Primary Voting Begins in California; So, Who Will Show Up?

May 5, 2014 | 1:50 pm

Primary Voting Begins in California; So, Who Will Show Up?

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As counties send out vote-by-mail ballots, here’s one safe prediction: Participation will be low.

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Gov. Brown Skeptical of More Affirmative Action, Anti-Corruption Laws

May 2, 2014 | 12:01 am

Gov. Brown Skeptical of More Affirmative Action, Anti-Corruption Laws

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In wide-ranging interview, governor talks about the environment, political tradition and re-election.

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Interview: Jerry Brown Defends His Record on Income Inequality

April 24, 2014 | 6:24 pm

Interview: Jerry Brown Defends His Record on Income Inequality

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‘We can’t equalize everything, or you’d need state control like the old Soviet Union. We’re not going there.’

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Poll: Even Some Republicans Bullish on Jerry Brown?

April 23, 2014 | 9:00 pm

Poll: Even Some Republicans Bullish on Jerry Brown?

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Among likely Republican voters, Brown polls higher than the GOP establishment candidate, Neel Kashkari.

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