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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 television news, much of that as an award-winning reporter covering 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 politics blogs 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.
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Essential Politics: Sen. Kamala Harris sets her sights on 2020 — she's running for president

California Sen. Kamala Harris joins the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.

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With a ballot fight looming, Gov. Gavin Newsom suggests dealmaking to revamp California's tax system

Gov. Gavin Newsom won't be the first state leader to tackle an overhaul of California's Byzantine tax system if he follows through on recent comments. But the stakes will be higher than in the past, as a multi-billion-dollar ballot battle looms for 2020.

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