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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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California voters are almost certain to consider an initiative on this November's ballot to raise taxes. Or more than one -- there are three different measures starting to gather signatures. Governor Jerry Brown is leading the charge with his proposal to help solve the state's budget woes. But he's not having much luck in getting other groups to step aside.
Wednesday's filing for an initial public offering by social media giant Facebook means investors will be able to snap up shares as soon as the end of April. But of particular interest for state leaders is the profit that stock will bring -- remembering the boomlet caused by Google's IPO profits six years ago.
Gov. Jerry Brown's new motto is that California is "on the mend." But when it comes to the state budget, the wounds are proving hard to heal. On Tuesday, Controller John Chiang told lawmakers the state's bank account will be overdrawn starting on March 1 without quick action. That cash crisis is likely to be resolved -- but other budget decisions will not be so speedy.
Governor Jerry Brown received some welcome news this week about his proposal to raise taxes and earmark the money for schools: a majority of voters like it. The governor is also trying to rally a coalition of businesses behind the plan before it heads to the November ballot.
Governor Jerry Brown continues his swing through southern California today, pitching a tax increase to help balance the state budget. Brown defended the taxes, his budget plan in general and even the reputation of California in Wednesday's State of the State address.