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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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California’s Sudden Surplus — and Why It May Not Last

November 20, 2013 | 4:54 pm

California’s Sudden Surplus — and Why It May Not Last

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State to get multibillion dollar cash surpluses in next fiscal years, but cautions against spending.

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Calderon Claims Feds Asked Him To Wear Wire

November 13, 2013 | 7:03 pm

Calderon Claims Feds Asked Him To Wear Wire

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State senator claims FBI is targeting him for refusal to participate in “sting operation.”

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California’s Corrections Secretary Faces Steep Challenges

November 4, 2013 | 5:30 am

California’s Corrections Secretary Faces Steep Challenges

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Jeffrey Beard may have the toughest job in state politics, facing multiple crises since taking the job.

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Why The Sacramento Kings Are Courting India

November 1, 2013 | 2:32 pm

Why The Sacramento Kings Are Courting India

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Shaq plays cricket, cheerleaders in Indian garb: Kings’ owner hopes to reach 1 billion potential fans.

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Yosemite Closure Hits Tuolumne County Hard

October 13, 2013 | 9:00 am

Yosemite Closure Hits Tuolumne County Hard

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District is represented by Republican Tom McClintock, who had called for government shutdown

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Brown Vetoes Bill That Would Have Allowed Noncitizens to Serve on Juries

October 7, 2013 | 4:35 pm

Brown Vetoes Bill That Would Have Allowed Noncitizens to Serve on Juries

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Brown rejects bill, saying jury service is a key right of citizenship–and should stay that way.

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A Look Inside Pelican Bay Prison’s Notorious Isolation Unit

October 4, 2013 | 9:29 am

A Look Inside Pelican Bay Prison’s Notorious Isolation Unit

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Inmates say the units amount to psychological torture. Official say they’re human — and necessary.

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26 New Laws Go On the Books in Brown’s Bill-Signing Flurry

September 27, 2013 | 4:31 pm

26 New Laws Go On the Books in Brown’s Bill-Signing Flurry

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This week, the Governor has signed no less than 77 new laws and vetoed four others.

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Brown Signs Domestic Worker Overtime Bill

September 26, 2013 | 4:22 pm

Brown Signs Domestic Worker Overtime Bill

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Legislation is highest profile among 23 measures that have just become law.

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Brown Wants Extension on Inmate Transfers, But Corrections Department Making Preparations

September 18, 2013 | 11:00 am

Brown Wants Extension on Inmate Transfers, But Corrections Department Making Preparations

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Officials lay groundwork for relocating prisoners as Brown asks for extension to court-ordered deadline.

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