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Tag: John Myers

February 4, 2011 | 3:55 pm

What Does “Realignment” Mean in the California Budget Debate?

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I keep hearing this word “realignment” in reference to Jerry Brown’s master plan for reworking the California budget into something…well…workable. But aside from the image of a steering wheel, I never really get a mental picture as to what the term means. So naturally I asked John Myers, KQED’s Sacramento Bureau Chief, just what the […]

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A Look Back at Proposition 13 With KQED’s John Myers

January 26, 2011 | 11:26 am

A Look Back at Proposition 13 With KQED’s John Myers

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Now that we’re in the middle of what may yet turn out to be the most painful in a recent series of wrenching budget debates, I thought it might be a good idea to revisit a topic that always looms large over any discussion of California fiscal matters: Proposition 13. Back in 1990, when I […]

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January 5, 2011 | 12:38 pm

Hot Off the Presses: Jerry Brown Appointments

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Here’s the full list of appointments announced by Jerry Brown today. KQED’s John Myers is commenting via tweet right now, and he points out one particularly interesting choice: Appointment of Bill Honig 2 state Bd of Education may raise eyebrows. Ex-schools chief was convicted in ’93 of conflict-of-interest charges

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December 10, 2010 | 8:49 am

The Gloomy California Budget Picture

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On the heels of Jerry Brown’s budget summit in Sacramento, on Forum this morning Dave Iverson talked with Kevin Yamamura of the Sacramento Bee and Evan Halper of the LA Times about the state’s gloomy fiscal outlook. Check here for the show archive, which should be up later in the day. Also, listen to KQED […]

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Watch: Inaugural Citizens Redistricting Commission Meeting

November 30, 2010 | 9:59 am

Watch: Inaugural Citizens Redistricting Commission Meeting

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The first eight members to be empaneled on California’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission met today for the first time. The commission is charged with apportioning the state into different geographical areas that will represent House, State Legislature, and Board of Equalization districts. As described by KQED’s John Myers, the creation of the commission represents a […]

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John Myers: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About California Redistricting

November 23, 2010 | 10:38 am

John Myers: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About California Redistricting

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…in California, we’ll be watching to see what happens when you take largely inexperienced citizens, require them to discuss and debate their choices in public hearings, and then ask them to produce political maps that can pass the muster of both the law and public opinion.    –John Myers Click on one of the links on […]

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November 17, 2010 | 1:05 pm

Scott Shafer and John Myers on Props 25/26

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It was a very busy election season, you may recall. Not only did you need to ready for Act II of that age-old political drama, titled “President Loses House,” but for your average California voter, proposition preparation was particularly laborious. Most of the pre-election focus centered on Proposition 19, marijuana legalization; and Proposition 23, an […]

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John Myers Demystifies Under-the-Radar Prop 25, Key Budget-Reform Law

October 26, 2010 | 11:42 am

John Myers Demystifies Under-the-Radar Prop 25, Key Budget-Reform Law

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Proposition 25 lowers the threshold for passage of a state budget from a two-thirds legislative vote requirement to a simple majority. This to me, at least on the surface, would seem to deliver the fundamental budget reform that so many have been calling for. Yet, compared to the marijuana legalization initiative and the proposition to […]

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October 7, 2010 | 1:33 pm

Following the Budget…

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Our Sacramento bureau chief, John Myers, is having a Twitter field today as he closely follows the state budget negotations and a possible vote. An hour ago he posted: “Main budget bill comes up for first vote in the Assembly. It’s 15 votes short of passage, and so is being put on hold.” His last […]

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October 6, 2010 | 2:59 pm

Budget Deal: The Inside Dope

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The California Report’s Sacramento Bureau chief, John Myers, spoke to a source close to the budget negotiations today who outlined some of the most notable elements of the long-awaited budget deal. Some highlights from his post: Spending Reductions: $7.5 billion. While we’ve been hearing that number for a while, a few of the details seem […]

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