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Scott Detrow

Sacramento bureau chief Scott Detrow covers state government, politics and policy for KQED News and its statewide news program, The California Report.

Before joining KQED, Scott reported on Pennsylvania's natural gas drilling boom for NPR's StateImpact project.

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Gov. Brown to Debate Kashkari on Sept. 4

August 18, 2014 | 8:22 pm

Gov. Brown to Debate Kashkari on Sept. 4

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Gov. Jerry Brown and Republican candidate Kashkari will debate each other once — in three weeks.

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Water Bond Heads to November Ballot as Proposition 1

August 14, 2014 | 2:08 am

Water Bond Heads to November Ballot as Proposition 1

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A rare bipartisan agreement delivers $7.5 billion bond measure to pay for new dams and other water needs.

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Cap and Trade Faces First Major Political Test

August 7, 2014 | 11:45 am

Cap and Trade Faces First Major Political Test

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Californians will likely get their first direct glimpse at cap and trade’s effects at the gas station.

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Brown Wades Into Water Bond Debate

August 6, 2014 | 8:00 am

Brown Wades Into Water Bond Debate

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Governor releases plan for a $6 billion measure to replace current $11 billion proposal.

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State Archives Clogged With Gubernatorial Records and No Culling Allowed

August 1, 2014 | 2:55 pm

State Archives Clogged With Gubernatorial Records and No Culling Allowed

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Although old law requires storage of every item, new bill would allow some paperwork to be thrown out.

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State Appeals Court Delivers Win For High-Speed Rail

July 31, 2014 | 6:40 pm

State Appeals Court Delivers Win For High-Speed Rail

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An appeals court ruled that California may resume selling $10 billion in bonds for high-speed rail.

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Pérez Ends Recount; Concedes Controller’s Race To Yee

July 18, 2014 | 4:30 pm

Pérez Ends Recount; Concedes Controller’s Race To Yee

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John Pérez is calling off a 15-county recount and conceding the state controller’s race to Betty Yee.

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California Regulators Approve Fines for Wasting Water

July 15, 2014 | 6:23 pm

California Regulators Approve Fines for Wasting Water

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Californians could face fines of up to $500 for wasting water on lawns, landscaping or car washing.

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No Grand Finale For Brown’s Fireworks Tax Proposal

July 2, 2014 | 9:50 am

No Grand Finale For Brown’s Fireworks Tax Proposal

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Levy would fund disposal of illegal fireworks, but GOP critics said it amounts to a “patriot tax.”

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Water Bond Grows By $4 Billion, Fails To Pass State Senate

June 24, 2014 | 12:01 am

Water Bond Grows By $4 Billion, Fails To Pass State Senate

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$10.5 billion plan now includes more money for reservoirs, but not enough to win Republican votes.

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