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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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L.A. Lawmaker Hangs On to Senate Seat, for Now, Despite Conviction

February 7, 2014 | 7:30 am

L.A. Lawmaker Hangs On to Senate Seat, for Now, Despite Conviction

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Pressure mounts on Senate’s Democratic leadership to expel Sen. Rod Wright, who awaits sentencing.

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Neel Kashkari Kicks Off Bid For California Governor

January 22, 2014 | 9:38 am

Neel Kashkari Kicks Off Bid For California Governor

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Investment banker and former Treasury official, Kashkari has a three-word platform: ‘Jobs and education.’

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Abel Maldonado Ends Campaign for California Governor

January 16, 2014 | 2:05 pm

Abel Maldonado Ends Campaign for California Governor

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Former lieutenant governor quits after failing to gain hoped-for moderate support and falling into debt.

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California Budget: Brown Promises Big Increase in School Funding

January 9, 2014 | 11:28 am

California Budget: Brown Promises Big Increase in School Funding

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Governor’s plan boosts school spending by $10 billion. But he warns about continuing debt challenges.

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Highlights of California’s New Laws in 2014

December 30, 2013 | 7:00 am

Highlights of California’s New Laws in 2014

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From gun control to mountain lions, a few of the many changes taking effect in the new year.

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Gov. Brown Grants 127 Christmas Eve Pardons

December 24, 2013 | 12:58 pm

Gov. Brown Grants 127 Christmas Eve Pardons

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Those pardoned have completed their sentences, have a record of at least a decade without criminal activity.

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California Innocence Project Urges Gov. Brown To Free 12 Inmates

December 20, 2013 | 4:55 pm

California Innocence Project Urges Gov. Brown To Free 12 Inmates

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After research, group says these inmates are innocent but remain behind bars on technicalities

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Abused Sex Workers Can Now Tap Into State Fund for Victims

December 12, 2013 | 4:25 pm

Abused Sex Workers Can Now Tap Into State Fund for Victims

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Rule barring prostitutes who were raped or beaten from accessing money for treatment is repealed.

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California Bullet-Train Officials Shrug Off Court Ruling

December 6, 2013 | 6:00 am

California Bullet-Train Officials Shrug Off Court Ruling

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Board says legal and regulatory rulings that appear to jeopardize parts of rail plan are minor setbacks.

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After Years of Cuts, California Lawmakers Get a Pay Bump

December 2, 2013 | 6:00 am

After Years of Cuts, California Lawmakers Get a Pay Bump

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The best-paid state legislators in the U.S. get their first raise in six years, will make $95,291 a year.

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