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1. STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH VO/SOT
Members of the Mental health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission will vote Thursday whether to spend 60 million dollars over four years to assist potentially suicidal K-12 students. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. FATHER'S DAY TIES VO/SOT
Supporters of legislation to extend paid family leave to grandparents, grandchildren, parents in law, siblings and adult children will deliver ties as father's day presents to the governor's office to promote their bills. Current law requires family leave for spouses and children. The bill's authors are Senator Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) and Assemblyman Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland).
3. LT. GOVERNOR RELEVANCE VO/SOT
Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi will discuss his first 160 days in office, attempting to demonstrate he has increased the relevance of the Lt. Governor's office. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. OVERWEIGHT KIDS VO/SOT
The California Task Force on Youth and Workplace Wellness will recognize 45 school districts for participating in the School Wellness Challenge. The program is intended to reduce the number of overweight and physically unfit children. Efforting soundbites and video.
5. WIND POWER DISPLAY VO/SOT
The group Environment California will showcase the potential for wind power in California by assembling 163 pinwheels at a park in downtown Sacramento. The group says the pinwheels represents the number of wind turbines required to provide 20 percent of Sacramento's power needs. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Horse Racing Hearing - The Governmental Organization Committee will conduct an informational hearing regarding synthetic horse tracks and whether tracks should be allowed to scheduled to conduct thoroughbred racing at facilities that don't have synthetic tracks. The hearing is from 3-5:00 PM in room 3191 at the State Capitol.
E-Waste Drop-Off-The Department of Toxic Substances Control is sponsoring its first of two free collections at the capitol of used computers, TV's, and other electronic appliances that contain toxic waste
CMA Poll-Detailed results of a new poll of doctors regarding California's health care system will be released today. The poll results indicate most doctors believe the existing health care system needs reform, but more than 4 out of 5 doctors say they love their jobs and would choose their profession again.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in San Jose for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists 25th Annual Convention and at the San Jose Tech Museum for the Television and Radio International Council.
The Senate and Assembly check in as required to collect their per diem.
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