KQED Radio Staff
Sacramento Bureau Chief, The California Report
Before joining KQED, Scott reported on Pennsylvania's natural gas drilling boom for NPR's StateImpact project. He examined how hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - affected the Keystone State's economy and environment, and ways state government regulated the industry. In addition to filing radio reports that regularly aired on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered, Scott blogged about drilling policy, and helped create interactive applications that visualized Pennsylvania's energy boom. The StateImpact Pennsylvania project won the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton in 2013.
From 2009 to 2011, Scott worked as Pennsylvania Public Radio's state Capitol bureau chief. He covered politics and government, reporting on the 2010 gubernatorial and Senate campaigns and a 101-day budget impasse, among other stories. During that stint, Scott won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of the Pennsylvania National Guard, which included a stint embedding with its 56th Stryker Brigade in Taji, Iraq.
Scott has also worked as a general assignment reporter and anchor at WITF in Harrisburg, PA and WFUV in New York City. He graduated from Fordham University, and is working toward completing a master's degree at the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government.
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The race for California governor has hardly started, but a high-profile candidate is already dropping out. Abel Maldonado pulled the plug on his struggling campaign on Thursday, more than four months before the first gubernatorial top-two primary, which the former lieutenant governor was a key supporter of.
In a time when state coffers appear to be a couple of billion dollars flusher than anticipated, just about every program the state funds wants a piece of the action. Or at the very least, to be made whole again after the damage done during the Great Recession. Governor Jerry Brown's new budget proposal does loosen the purse strings -- but he's also taking a fiscally cautious approach.
After years of grim budget cuts, California is finally rolling in dough. When Governor Jerry Brown unveils his budget plan for the next fiscal year Thursday morning -- a day earlier than planned due to a leak of Brown's budget plans -- he'll propose boosting funding for nearly every state department.
On Wednesday in Salinas and Bakersfield, state regulators will take public comment on their new rules for hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." The oil industry anticipates a natural gas boom in California -- but fracking is highly controversial, and the state is getting an earful in these meetings.
Immigrant rights advocates are celebrating a number of new state laws designed to protect the undocumented. The new laws will regulate how local police and businesses can report and turn in undocumented immigrants.