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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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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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California Ban On Orca Shows Tabled Until 2015

April 8, 2014 | 12:18 pm

California Ban On Orca Shows Tabled Until 2015

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The bill would have also prohibited the import and export of orcas from California.

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Money Talks: The FBI’s Bribe Strategy in Yee, Calderon Cases

March 28, 2014 | 8:47 am

Money Talks: The FBI’s Bribe Strategy in Yee, Calderon Cases

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The FBI spent nearly $160,000 bribing California Senators Leland Yee and Ron Calderon.

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A Reporter’s Guide to the FBI Affidavit on State Sen. Leland Yee

March 26, 2014 | 6:39 pm

A Reporter’s Guide to the FBI Affidavit on State Sen. Leland Yee

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A reporter walks you through the FBI affidavit that accuses Sen. Leland Yee of conspiracy to deal firearms, among other charges.

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State GOP Convention: Calls for Inclusion vs. Hard-Line Rhetoric

March 17, 2014 | 8:31 am

State GOP Convention: Calls for Inclusion vs. Hard-Line Rhetoric

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Moderate Neel Kashkari and conservative Tim Donnelly battle for support at weekend party meeting.

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Brown Tussles With Fracking Foes at State Convention

March 10, 2014 | 9:07 am

Brown Tussles With Fracking Foes at State Convention

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Governor gets an earful from environmentalists during address to California Democrats’ confab.

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Neel Kashkari, One of the GOP Candidates for Governor, Makes His Case

February 23, 2014 | 5:30 am

Neel Kashkari, One of the GOP Candidates for Governor, Makes His Case

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Says his history running the TARP program for the Bush administration prepared him for tough, thankless jobs.

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Los Angeles-Area Sen. Ron Calderon Charged in Massive Corruption Case

February 21, 2014 | 12:48 pm

Los Angeles-Area Sen. Ron Calderon Charged in Massive Corruption Case

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Twenty-four count indictment against state lawmaker includes allegation of receiving $100,000 in bribes.

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