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Friday, July 27, 2007
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1. BUDGET-DAY 27 VO/SOT
The Senate is on call and all senators must remain within one hour of the State Capitol in anticipation of the president pro tempore calling session to vote on the budget that is 27 days overdue. The governor has called on senate Republicans to end the impasse and approve a spending plan for the state. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. ENVIRONMENTAL OPINION POLL VO/SOT
The President of the Public Policy Institute of California will discuss the organizations most recent poll regarding Californians and their attitude about the environment including global warming and air pollution. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. U.C. DAVIS GARLIC VO/SOT
A University of California at Davis professor says he is close to finding a solution to managing "White Rot," a fungal disease that destroys garlic, onions, and related plants. The presence of white rot has caused farmers to abandon the cultivation of garlic in parts of Kern, Kings, and Fresno County, as well as Gilroy, once the "Garlic Capitol of the World." Professor Mike Davis says Gilroy may soon be able to resume its garlic cultivation. The Gilroy Garlic Festival is this weekend. Feeding soundbites and video.
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Arugula/Salmonella The Food and Drug Administration has announced a precautionary withdrawal of spring mix and arugula produced by True Leaf Farms. During a series of internal tests, one of many samples indicated a possible presence of salmonella. There have been no reports of sickness or illness connected to the product, handled by Church Brothers Produce of Salinas.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will tour a high tech company in San Jose and have press conference with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to discuss how technology can help developing nations reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Senate is on call of the President Pro Tempore and all members must be within one hour of the State Capitol. The Assembly is in recess until August 20, 2007.
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