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1. WATER BRIEFING VO/SOT
Assembly Democrats are discussing their proposal for increasing the water supply in the state and rehabilitating the ecosystem of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. A federal judge issued a ruling to minimize pumping of water from the delta to points south where it is used for irrigation and drinking water. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. AUTISM RECOMMENDATIONS VO/SOT
The Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism will release its recommendations for ensuring health insurance companies provide coverage to those with autism. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. END OF LIFE CONSULTATION VO/SOT
Religious leaders and patients who are terminally ill will announce what they call an "Aid in Dying Ministry." The program will help terminal patients receive hospice care, pain treatment and other end of life care. The group claims the legislatures' failure to pass a law that would allow doctors to prescribe life ending drugs to the terminally ill necessitates this effort. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. GOVERNOR/GAY MARRIAGE/SOT SOT
Feeding soundbite from the governor's press conference yesterday stating he would veto a bill legalizing same sex marriage, given the rallies scheduled for today throughout the state.
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Gay Marriage Rallies Gay rights organizations are promoting several rallies throughout California to urge Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign a bill on his desk that would legalize same sex marriage.
Sierra Fire Safety A group called the Sierra Nevada Alliance will present its findings for fire safe growth, following the Tahoe area wildfire earlier this year.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Los Angeles for a children's fitness event.
The Senate and Assembly have concluded the 2007 session. The 2008 session begins January 7th. Special session is ongoing.
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