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.
Scott Detrow's Latest Posts
Officials lay groundwork for relocating prisoners as Brown asks for extension to court-ordered deadline.
Fracking, raising the minimum wage, and driver’s licenses for immigrants top the list.
A compromise fracking bill imposes conditions on the energy-extraction technique, but doesn’t stop it.
Bill would bar police from handing over undocumented immigrants to federal authorities in most cases.
California lawmakers are on the verge of passing bill that would punish groups for LGBT discrimination.
Gov. Jerry Brown is giving in to the federal judges whom he’s fought all year over the solution to fixing California’s overcrowded prisons. Brown battled to throw out a court order requiring California to reduce its prison population to 137.5 percent of system capacity by the end of the year. When the judges stuck to […]
A Bay Area lawmaker says a controversial $20 million incentive package is just one symptom of a larger problem when it comes to the delay-plagued Bay Bridge construction project. Democrat Mark DeSaulnier chairs the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. He’s been a major critic of the decades-long odyssey to build a new eastern Bay Bridge span. ”By […]
The grumpy cat stares into the distance. “Students?” The text asks. “No.” A bit confused? The image is one of dozens of attempts Republican gubernatorial candidate Abel Maldonado has made at translating criticisms of Gov. Jerry Brown’s policies into Internet-friendly memes. (The idea here being that Brown isn’t prioritizing education, and is spending Prop. 30 […]