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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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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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California Lawmakers Approve $156 Billion Budget

June 16, 2014 | 7:05 am

California Lawmakers Approve $156 Billion Budget

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Plan OK’d Sunday night, just hours before deadline, includes $250 million for high-speed rail.

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Brown, Kashkari Advance in Governor’s Race

June 4, 2014 | 7:00 am

Brown, Kashkari Advance in Governor’s Race

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The Republican establishment wins a victory over a Tea Party candidate.

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Open Records Proposition Would Simply Shift Who Foots the Bill

May 23, 2014 | 8:08 am

Open Records Proposition Would Simply Shift Who Foots the Bill

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Prop. 42 has nothing to do with access to information; it’s about who is paying for record requests.

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Republicans Donnelly, Kashkari Face Off in Talk Show Debate

May 16, 2014 | 8:04 am

Republicans Donnelly, Kashkari Face Off in Talk Show Debate

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Candidates for governor unload on each other in appearance on Southern California radio talk show.

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Medi-Cal Gets Spending Boost in Governor’s Revised Budget

May 14, 2014 | 7:00 am

Medi-Cal Gets Spending Boost in Governor’s Revised Budget

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Revised budget increases spending by $2 billion but governor is resisting calls to fully restore cuts.

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On the Campaign Trail With the GOP’s Tim Donnelly

May 12, 2014 | 5:30 am

On the Campaign Trail With the GOP’s Tim Donnelly

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Campaign for governor is being run off an iPhone from the driver’s seat of an SUV and $40 contributions.

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Brown Makes Pitch for Rainy Day Fund

April 29, 2014 | 10:10 am

Brown Makes Pitch for Rainy Day Fund

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In rare appearance before legislative panel, governor promotes plan for expanded budget reserve fund.

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Brown Calls Special Session For Rainy Day Fund Plan

April 17, 2014 | 7:00 am

Brown Calls Special Session For Rainy Day Fund Plan

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Governor’s proposal focuses on capital gains taxes, the most volatile area of revenue.

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Four in 10 California Lawmakers Get Outside Income

April 14, 2014 | 5:50 am

Four in 10 California Lawmakers Get Outside Income

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State conflict-of-interest law allows legislators to vote on measures affecting the fields they work in.

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