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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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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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Gov. Brown’s Rainy Day Fund Is Latest Try to Fix Major Budget Problem

February 11, 2014 | 1:18 pm

Gov. Brown’s Rainy Day Fund Is Latest Try to Fix Major Budget Problem

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Governor’s proposal would force state to save some extra tax revenue for deficit years.

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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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