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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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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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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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