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John Myers

John Myers joined the Los Angeles Times as Sacramento bureau chief in 2015 after more than two decades in radio and televisionnews, much of that as an award-winning reportercovering statehouse policy and politics. During a decade of work for San Francisco's NPR affiliate, his unique online projects included everything from one of Sacramento's original politicsblogs to California’s first politics podcast. He also served as the moderator of gubernatorial debates in 2014 and 2010. Often cited by state and national news organizations as one of Sacramento's top journalists, he's a graduate of Duke University and the University of California, Berkeley.
California lawmakers reject marijuana banking plan and panic buttons for hotel workers in a frenzy of Sacramento action

Facing a key deadline for legislation to move forward or be scrapped for the year, California lawmakers rejected a novel effort to help the legal marijuana industry have access to banking services as well as a bill to provide panic buttons for hotel workers who fear sexual assault.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy greeted by protesters who interrupt his GOP sales pitch in Sacramento

Almost two dozen protesters interrupted an otherwise low-key event in Sacramento featuring House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday, accusing him of not doing enough to keep immigrant families from being separated. “McCarthy, where’s your heart?” they chanted as the unfurled small banner...

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