Shane Goldmacher is a congressional correspondent for the National Journal. Prior to joining NJ, Goldmacher was a Sacramento-based staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. He was the paper’s lead reporter on California’s budget crisis. He also covered statewide campaigns, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gov. Jerry Brown and the state Legislature. He previously was a reporter for Sacramento Bee, where he launched the paper online political website, Capitol Alert. Before that, he wrote for Capitol Weekly, a Sacramento-based newspaper that covers state government. A San Francisco native, Goldmacher received his bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley.