KQED Radio Staff
John Myers served as the Sacramento Bureau Chief for KQED until 2012. He began covering California government and politics for KQED in 2003, and has spent spent almost 20 years as a reporter, anchor, and editor in both radio and television.
John's reporting and political analysis has been featured on National Public Radio, The PBS NewsHour, and beyond. His career highlights include serving as a panelist or moderator for televised gubernatorial debates since the historic recall of 2003.
John wrote and edited the KQED political blog "Capital Notes," which began in 2004 and is the longest running of its kind in California. He also hosted a weekly podcast and provided political news via Twitter.
His online reporting was cited when making Capitol Weekly's "Top 100" list in 2009 of influential people at the state Capitol:
"We defy you to find another reporter - print or broadcast - who has had a greater impact within the Capitol community about how state government is covered."
He has received numerous awards for his radio and television reporting, and frequently teaches broadcast journalism at CSU Sacramento.
John received degrees from Duke University and the University of California, Berkeley.
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A new statewide poll finds that 52 percent of likely voters want to keep paying higher taxes at least for a little while longer, if it helps out California K-12 schools. Several liberal groups are already eyeing a potential 2016 ballot measure to extend Prop. 30's temporary taxes.
It costs billions of tax dollars to run K-12 public schools in California every year. It also costs big bucks just to keep up with the need for new classrooms or to upgrade existing classrooms, from lighting to plumbing. But the main source of money for school construction -- school bonds -- is tapped out. Now, a showdown is brewing between school groups and Gov. Jerry Brown about who should pay.
Legislators in Sacramento will soon begin taking a closer look at Gov. Jerry Brown's new budget plan. It's a budget that the state Capitol's independent analysts said on Tuesday is pretty sensible.
Gov. Jerry Brown will pose for photos Tuesday in Fresno at the official groundbreaking for high-speed rail -- photos Brown no doubt hopes will form part of his political legacy. That legacy seemed to be on the governor's mind Monday, as he took the oath of office in Sacramento. The speech he delivered was part history lesson, part blueprint for his final term in office.
It's a new year, and that means new laws kick in, new tax credits take effect, and new legislators start learning the ropes in Sacramento. California lawmakers were busy in 2014, with a Democratic supermajority passing more than a thousand bills.