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WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2007
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1. BUDGET 18 DAYS LATE VO/SOT
A vote on the state budget scheduled for today on the Democrats version of the spending plan has been postponed after meetings late yesterday between Democrat and Republican leaders in both houses, signaling they may be closer to a deal. The governor has cancelled public events this week to remain in Sacramento for private meetings. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. FLEX FUEL VEHICLES HEARING VO/SOT
Senator Dean Florez (D-Shafter) has convened an informational hearing of the Government Organization Committee to investigate the purchase of "flex fuel vehicles" which he contends are a waste of taxpayer money. The vehicles are intended to use ethanol, but there isn't enough available. Florez says instead they are using regular gasoline and polluting areas, particularly the Central Valley. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. FOSTER CARE AND YOUTH VIOLENCE HEARING VO/SOT
The Assembly select committees on foster youth and on youth violence are conducting a joint hearing about foster kids who end up in the juvenile justice system. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. EMERGENCY SERVICES/FIRE RESPONSE HEARING VO/SOT
The Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Services and Homeland Security will meet to discuss fire season. Efforting soundbites and video.
5. HOMELAND SECURITY GRANTS VO/SOT
The Director of California's homeland security department will discuss federal grants for California. Efforitng soundbites and video.
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Sacramento for private meetings.
The Senate and Assembly check in and are on call.
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