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TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2007

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1. MICHAEL MOORE IN SACRAMENTO.................VO/SOT

2. BILL RICHARDSON IN SACRAMENTO..............VO/SOT

3. GAS PRICES BILLS.............................................VO/SOT

4. REDISTRICTING BILLS.......................................VO/SOT

5. LOTTERY HEARING...................................UNSCRIPTED

1. MICHAEL MOORE AT CAPITOL VO/SOT

LIVE:

FILMMAKER MICHAEL MOORE MET WITH ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ AND OTHER DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS AT THE CAPITOL THIS MORNING, TO DISCUSS MOORE'S VIEWS ON HEALTH CARE REFORM. MOORE IS IN SACRAMENTO TODAY FOR A PREMIERE OF HIS NEW MOVIE "SICKO" ORGANIZED BY THE STATE'S NURSES' UNION.

SUPER: TODAY/ STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:25)

THE CALIFORNIA NURSES ASSOCIATION ORGANIZED TWO SCREENINGS OF THE MOVIE AT A DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO THEATER, ONE THIS AFTERNOON FOR UNION MEMBERS, THE OTHER THIS EVENING FOR STATE LAWMAKERS. MOORE MET PRIVATELY WITH LAWMAKERS IN THE SPEAKER'S OFFICE THIS MORNING, THEN SPOKE TO MORE LAWMAKERS AT A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING THIS AFTERNOON. MOORE SAYS HE SUPPORTS A SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, WANTS ALL PROFITS REMOVED FROM AMERICA'S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, AND SUPPORTS NEW REGULATIONS ON DRUG MANUFACTURERS. MOORE RECEIVES HEALTH COVERAGE FROM THREE FILM-INDUSTRY MEDICAL INSURANCE PLANS, BUT CONSIDERS HIMSELF AN EXPERT ON THE HEALTH CARE ISSUES TYPICAL AMERICANS CONFRONT.

SUPER: MICHAEL MOORE/FILMMAKER

SOT: (0:30)

SAYS: "THIS IS THE ONE ISSUE ACTUALLY WHERE ALL OF US ARE EXPERTS ON, BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE TO GO TO THE DOCTOR, WE ALL HAVE TO FIGHT WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANY, WE ALL HAVE TO DEAL WITH OUR PARENTS AS THEY GET OLDER, AND THEY FIND OUT THAT , UH, THE PLAN D DOESN'T COVER EVERYTHING THEY SAID IT WAS GOING TO COVER. THIS IS A UNIVERSAL ISSUE, IT KNOWS NO POLITICAL STRIPE, DEMOCRATS GET SICK, REPUBLICANS GET SICK, INDEPENDENTS GET SICK, WE ALL HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN THIS, AND I AS A CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY HAVE THAT INTEREST."

CONT. VO: (:10) CHRIS OHMAN, PRESIDENT OF CALIFORNIA'S HEALTH INSURANCE LOBBY, SAYS MEDICAL IMPROVEMENTS DRIVEN BY THE PROFIT STRUCTURE OF THE EXISTING HEALTH CARE SYSTEM WOULDN'T OCCUR WITHIN A GOVERNMENT-RUN PROGRAM.

SUPER: CHRIS OHMAN /PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER/CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH PLANS

SOT: (0:15)

SAYS: "WE HAVE DISEASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS FOR CHRONIC DISEASE, SO IF YOU'RE A DIABETIC, AND YOU'RE IN A HEALTH PLAN IN CALIFORNIA, WE HAVE PROGRAMS TO HELP YOU KEEP YOUR CHOLESTEROL IN CHECK. WELL THAT KEEPS YOU DIABETES IN CHECK, AND IN TURN, THAT SAVES LIVES, AND IMPROVES HEALTH."

VO TAG:

AFTER THE LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING, MOORE JOINED A RALLY OUTSIDE THE CAPITOL SPONSORED BY THE CALIFORNIA NURSES ASSOCIATION.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: MICHAEL MOORE/FILMMAKER

SOT: (0:27)

SAYS: "NUMBER ONE, HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYONE IN AMERICA. GUARANTEED, AND NOT DENIED TO A SINGLE PERSON WHO RESIDES IN THIS GREAT COUNTRY. NUMBER TWO, REMOVE THE PROFIT-MAKING INSURANCE COMPANIES FROM THE EQUATION. THEY NO LONGER SHOULD BE ABLE TO CALL THE SHOTS. UH. UH, THERE'S NO ROOM FOR THEM IN THIS EQUATION, AND NUMBER THREE, I WANT THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES STRICTLY REGULATED. I WANT THEM REGULATED LIKE A PUBLIC UTILITY."

SUPER: CHRIS OHMAN / PRESIDENT/CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH PLANS

ON SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM THAT WOULD REMOVE INSURANCE COMPANIES UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE PLAN:

SOT: (0:19)

SAYS: "THERE'S NOTHING IN THIS PROGRAM WHICH HELPS US ATTACK THOSE UNDERLYING CAUSES, THINGS LIKE MAKING SURE THAT WE GET THE BEST, THE S BEST AND THE RIGHT CARE TO PEOPLE. THAT WE LOOK AT TECHNOLOGY AND MAKE SURE WE'RE GETTING THE BEST VALUE FOR THE TECHNOLOGY THAT WE'RE USING, AND SO FORTH, AND ALSO THAT PEOPLE GET ACCESS TO CARE."

SUPER: ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (0:29)

SAYS: "MICHAEL MOORE IS GOING DIRECTLY TO THE PUBLIC WITH A DISTURBING, BUT REAL AND SERIOUS FACTS AND QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE MADE. MY HOPE IS THAT THIS MOVIE MOVES THE CALIFORNIA DEBATE ABOUT UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE FORWARD, JUST AS AL GORE'S INCONVENIENT TRUTH MOVED OUR STATE'S LANDMARK GLOBAL WARMING BILL AB 32 FORWARD. THAT HELPS OUR EFFORT HERE IN CALIFORNIA."

2. BILL RICHARDSON IN SACRAMENTO VO/SOT

LIVE: DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL BILL RICHARDSON IS SPENDING THREE DAYS IN CALIFORNIA, IN HOPES OF RAISING FUNDS AND SUPPORT. HE WAS AT A RESTAURANT NEAR THE STATE CAPITOL THIS MORNING FOR A BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER AND MET AFTERWARDS WITH REPORTERS.

SUPER: TODAY/ZOCALO RESTAURANT/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) RICHARDSON SAYS HE IS NOT DISCOURAGED BY POLLS SHOWING HILLARY CLINTON'S LEAD AMONG LATINO VOTERS. ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ IS SUPPORTING HER CANDIDACY. RICHARDSON WAS FLANKED AT HIS NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY BY LESSER KNOWN CALIFORNIA SENATORS GIL CEDILLO OF LOS ANGELES AND DENISE MORENO DUCHENY OF SAN DIEGO. HE SAYS THE MOVEMENT OF CALIFORNIA'S PRIMARY FROM JUNE TO FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO MAKE OR BREAK A CANDIDACY.

SUPER: GOVERNOR BILL RICHARDSON/D-NEW MEXICO/PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL

SOT: (:40)

SAYS: "I AM AFTER LATINO VOTERS AND I BELIEVE ONCE THEY KNOW I'M LATINO AND A MAINSTREAM CANDIDATE, I'M NOT JUST RUNNING AS A LATINO, I'M PROUD TO BE LATINO BUT THERE ARE SO MANY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE COUNTRY AND THE LATINO COMMUNITY IN THE END AS MY SUPPORT KEEPS GROWING WE'RE GOING TO WIN THE LATINO VOTE, THERE'S A PERCEPTION THAT EVERY AFRICAN AMERICAN, EVERY LATINO SHOULD VOTE FOR OBAMA AND ME, THAT'S NOT GONNA BE THE CASE, SO I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT DO I GET EVERY LATINO, I WANT EVERYONE'S VOTE."

VO TAG: RICHARDSON SAYS HE SUPPORTS TROOP WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ BY THE END OF THIS YEAR AND SAYS CONGRESS SHOULD VOTE TO DE-AUTHORIZE THE WAR BEFORE THEIR SUMMER VACATION BEGINS.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: GOVERNOR BILL RICHARDSON/D-NEW MEXICO/PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL

SOT: (:42)

SAYS: "A COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION BILL SHOULD ALSO CONTAIN THE FUNDING TO DEAL WITH HEALTHCARE COSTS, INCARCERATION, THE PROCESSING OF THE 12 MILLION TO COME OUT OF THE SHADOWS, I'M NOT FOR AMNESTY, I'M NOT FOR IMMEDIATE CITIZENSHIP, I'M FOR A LEGAL PROCESS, A LEGAL PROCESS THAT INVOLVES AN EARNED LEGALIZATION, YOU LEARN ENGLISH, YOU PAY BACK TAXES, YOU EMBRACE AMERICAN VALUES, YOU FIND JOBS AND CERTIFY YOU ARE DOING JOBS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO THE ECONOMY. YOU DON'T GET AHEAD OF THOSE WHO ARE TRYING TO GET HERE LEGALLY."

SOT: (06:52-07:13)(:21)

SAYS: "THE CONGRESS AUTHORIZED THE WAR FIVE YEARS AGO, THE BASIS FOR THAT AUTHORIZATION IS NOT THERE. SADDAM HUSSEIN IS GONE, THERE ARE NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTIONS. A NEW DE-AUTHORIZING LEGISLATION SHOULD BE PASSED BY THE CONGRESS BEFORE THEY GO HOME FOR THEIR SUMMER RECESS BEFORE THEY GO HOME FOR THEIR SUMMER VACATION."

SOT: (12:38-13:02)(:24)

SAYS: "YO SOY EL PRIMER CANDIDATO ... QUE NO SABEN."

3. GAS PRICE LEGISLATION VO/SOT

LIVE: BILLS PROPOSED WHEN GAS PRICES REACHED RECORD LEVELS IN CALIFORNIA HAVE CLEARED THEIR FIRST ASSEMBLY COMMITTEES AT THE STATE CAPITOL. THE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER AND TWO ASSEMBLY DEMOCRATS AUTHORED THE LEGISLATION.

SUPER: TODAY/ STATE CAPITOL

VO: (:19) THE FIRST BILL HEARD THIS MORNING IN THE ASSEMBLY BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS COMMITTEE REQUIRES THE STATE TO STUDY WHETHER THE FEDERAL STANDARD 60 DEGREES FOR OIL TEMPERATURE RESULTS IN CONSUMERS RECEIVING THE AMOUNT OF GASOLINE THAT THE PUMP INDICATES. STUDIES IN HAWAII SHOWED CONSUMERS WERE BEING SHORT CHANGED SO THE STATE ADJUSTED ITS AVERAGE. ALTHOUGH GAS PRICES HAVE DROPPED SINCE THE BILLS WERE PROPOSED, THE LEGISLATORS WHO AUTHORED THE BILLS SAY THE STATE MUST STEP IN TO REDUCE CALIFORNIANS VULNERABILITY TO PRICE SPIKES.

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN MIKE DAVIS/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:23)

SAYS: "THE PRICES OF GAS ARE LIKE DIAPERS, THEY CHANGE ALL THE TIME AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHEN THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEED, OR WHEN THERE'S GOING TO BE A CHANGE, I THINK THIS SETS A PERMANENT STRUCTURE THAT CALIFORNIANS CAN LOOK TO WITH SECURITY THAT THIS STUDY IS A DEFINITE SCIENTIFIC STUDY TO MOVE FORWARD WITH AN INFRASTRUCTURE TO DETERMINE IN THE FUTURE SOME STABILITY OF GAS PRICES IN CALIFORNIA."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN BILL EMMERSON/R-REDLANDS

SOT: (:25)

SAYS: "I SUSPECT THAT WE'RE VICTIMS OF A WORLD WIDE ISSUE OF COST OF FUELS IS ONE OF THE ISSUES, WE DO HAVE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS IN CALIFORNIA THAT PROBABLY MAKE OUR GASOLINE MORE EXPENSIVE BUT THIS WAS SORT OF THE FIRST SALVO IN A LONG DISCUSSION I BELIEVE ON GAS PRICES, AND WE'LL HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT ALL THOSE."

SUPER: FILE

VO TAG:

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS VICE CHAIR BILL EMMERSON ABSTAINED FROM THE VOTE, CITING LACK OF INFORMATION ON THE HAWAII STUDY AND ANOTHER IN AUSTRALIA THAT HE BELIEVES IS MORE RELEVANT TO CALIFORNIA. OTHER BILLS THAT WOULD REQUIRE REFINERIES TO REPORT SHUT DOWNS TO THE ENERGY COMMISSION AND FOR THE ENERGY COMMISSION TO RECEIVE DATA ON OIL SUPPLY, DEMAND AND PRICE PASSED THE UTILITIES AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE THIS AFTERNOON. ALL THREE BILLS WILL MOVE TO THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE NEXT.

EDITOR'S NOTE:

THE BILLS ARE AB-1610 BY FABIAN NUNEZ/D-LOS ANGELES; AB-1552 BY MIKE FEUER/D-LOS ANGELES AND AB-868 BY MIKE DAVIS/D-LOS ANGELES.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN MIKE DAVIS/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:11)

SAYS: "WHAT THE PUMP SAID AND WHAT THEY WERE RECEIVING IN THEIR GAS TANK MADE A DIFFERENCE, AND WHAT WE BELIEVE AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO STAY UNTIL OUR STUDY CONCLUDES BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO SAY UNTIL THE STUDY CONCLUDES THIS IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF CALIFORNIANS."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN BILL EMMERSON/R-REDLANDS

SOT: (:18)

SAYS: "IN HAWAII I THINK THEIR TEMPERATURES STAY PRETTY STABLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. IN OUR STATE WE'D HAVE TO ADJUST EVERY MONTH OR SEVERAL MONTHS. OUR TEMPERATURES ARE PROBABLY MORE ALIGNED WITH AUSTRALIA AND THEY FOUND THERE IS VIRTUALLY NO DIFFERENCE OVER THE YEAR."

4. REDISTRICTING BILLS VO/SOT

LIVE: TWO ASSEMBLY BILLS TO REMOVE CONTROL OF DRAWING LEGISLATIVE BOUNDARIES AWAY FROM THE LAWMAKERS HAD THEIR FIRST HEARINGS TODAY. TWO SIMILAR BILLS HAVE ALREADY PASSED THE SENATE FLOOR.

SUPER: LAST WEEK/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:15) ONE BILL SUPPORTED BY THE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER AND AUTHORED BY DEMOCRAT CURREN PRICE CALLS ON THE LITTLE HOOVER COMMISSION TO DRAW DISTRICT BOUNDARIES. THAT IS A COMMISSION THAT ADVISES THE GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE ON THE EFFICIENCY OF STATE PROGRAMS. THE COMMISSION IS MADE UP OF THOSE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE AND ASSEMBLY SPEAKER. THE DEMOCRAT'S PLAN CALLS FOR NOT HAVING THE LEGISLATORS' APPOINTEES OR THE LEGISLATORS ON THE COMMISSION DRAWING THE LINES. BUT THE ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN LEADER SAYS THE COMMISSION IS STILL TOO POLITICAL.

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN CURREN PRICE/D-INGLEWOOD

SOT: (:27)

SAYS: "RATHER THAN HAVE A COMMISSION COMPOSED OF SOME RANDOMLY SELECTED INDIVIDUALS, AS HAS BEEN PROPOSED IN OTHER PROPOSALS WE THINK THE IDEA OF TURNING IT OVER TO AN ORGANIZATION WITH A KNOWN TRACK RECORD WITH THE ABILITY TO HANDLE TOUGH ISSUES IS A MORE SENSIBLE WAY TO PROCEED."

SUPER: ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN LEADER MIKE VILLINES/R-CLOVIS

SOT: (:12)

SAYS: "WE'RE MAKING PROGRESS ON A CITIZENS COMMISSION, NOW THE QUESTION IS .. IS THERE A FORM OF OVERSIGHT THAT MAKES SENSE TO BOTH? I DON'T THINK ANY OVERSIGHT CAN BE GENUINE OR PEOPLE WOULD TRUST IT IF POLITICIANS OR THEIR APPOINTEES ARE INVOLVED."

VO TAG: THE BILL BY ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN LEADER MIKE VILLINES CALLS ON COUNTY REGISTRARS TO RANDOMLY SELECT 1000 VOTERS IN THEIR COUNTIES. THOSE NAMES WOULD BE PUT INTO A POOL AND NARROWED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO 11 COMMISSIONERS AND 11 ALTERNATES REPRESENTING THE ETHNIC AND REGIONAL DIVERSITY OF THE STATE. THOSE WHO HAD SERVED IN PUBLIC OFFICE, WORKED FOR AN OFFICE HOLDER OR WERE RELATED OR MARRIED TO AN OFFICE HOLDER OR EMPLOYER WOULD BE EXCLUDED IN VILLINES'S PLAN.

EDITOR'S NOTE:

PRICE'S PLAN IS ACA-1 AND VILLINES'S IS ACA-4. PRICE'S IS ON CALL WHICH MEANS NOT ENOUGH COMMITTEE MEMBERS HAVE SHOWN UP TO VOTE. VILLINES IS STILL PRESENTING HIS BILL.

5. LOTTERY HEARING UNSCRIPTED

FEEDING SOUNDBITES AND VIDEO UNSCRIPTED PER STATION REQUEST.

INFO: THE SENATE GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE THIS MORNING MET TO DISCUSS REVELATIONS THAT THE CALIFORNIA LOTTERY'S BROADCAST DIRECTOR HAD SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH HILTON HOTELS THAT ALLOWED HIM TO COLLECT BONUS POINTS FOR BIG SPIN CONTESTANT WINNERS WHO STAYED AT THE HILTON FOR HIM TO PERSONALLY USE ON VACATION. THE CONTRACT HAD NOT BEEN APPROVED OR AUTHORIZED BY OTHER LOTTERY STAFF. THE COMMITTEE FOUND HE RECEIVED HILTON REWARDS FOR HIS PERSONAL USE FOR THE 80 ROOMS PER MONTH THAT HE BOOKED AT STATE EXPENSE. LOTTERY OFFICIALS DECIDED TO TERMINATE THE DIRECTOR AND HIS FIRING BECAME EFFECTIVE TODAY.

SUPER: TODAY/ STATE CAPITOL

VO: (:30)

SUPER: SENATOR DEAN FLOREZ/D-SHAFTER

SOT: (:36)

SAYS: "THE REAL ISSUE TODAY WAS SIMPLY IS HOW IS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE STATE LOTTERY ABLE TO SIGN HIS OWN CONTRACT IN ORDER TO BENEFIT AND RECEIVE HILTON HONOR POINTS AND THEREFORE SPEND THEM ON HIS OWN PERSONAL TIME, TODAY WAS A SOMBER HEARING THE LOTTERY DID NOT FEEL THEY DID A GOOD JOB OF OVERSIGHT. OBVIOUSLY THIS PERSON SIGNED A CONTRACT IT DIDN'T GO THROUGH LEGAL, DIDN'T GO THROUGH ACCOUNTING, ANY OF THE NORMAL PROCESSES, YET THIS PERSON WAS ABLE TO OPERATE AS THE BIG SPIN PRODUCTION DIRECTOR FOR MANY, MANY YEARS."

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