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CTNS SCRIPTS

CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

SACRAMENTO, CA

(916) 446-7890

THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2007

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1. GOVERNOR-SPANISH TV COMMENTS/REAX...................................................VO/SOT

2. VILLINES AT PRESS CLUB.................................VO/SOT

3. PRISON SELECT COMMITTEE HEARING..........VO/SOT

4. FOSTER KID HEARING........................................VO/SOT

5. MARINE RECRUITING OFFICER GUARD CHANGE.....VO/NATS

6. CAPITOL POWER ALERT..................................................VO/SOT

1. GOVERNOR-SPANISH TV COMMENTS/REAX VO/SOT

LIVE: LATINO LEGISLATORS TODAY ARE REACTING TO THE GOVERNOR'S COMMENTS REGARDING SPANISH LANGUAGE MEDIA THAT HE MADE LAST NIGHT AT THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC JOURNALISTS 25TH ANNUAL CONVENTION IN SAN JOSE. AS PART OF AN ANSWER TO HOW POOR GRADUATION RATES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS COULD BE TURNED AROUND AT AN EAST SAN FRANCISCO BAY HIGH SCHOOL, THE GOVERNOR SUGGESTED FAMILIES OF SUCH CHILDREN SHOULD TURN OFF SPANISH TELEVISION STATIONS.

SUPER: TODAY/ STATE CAPITOL

SUPER: YESTERDAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) DEMOCRATS IN THE ASSEMBLY SAY THEY DON'T AGREE WITH THE GOVERNOR'S COMMENTS, BUT BELIEVE HE IS ENTITLED TO HIS OPINION, WHICH THEY ACKNOWLEDGE MANY LATINO FAMILIES SHARE. THE GOVERNOR ACKNOWLEDGED DURING HIS ANSWER THAT IT WAS POLITICALLY INCORRECT AND HE WOULD PROBABLY GET IN TROUBLE FOR THE REMARKS. ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ SAYS HE AND THE GOVERNOR ARE STILL FRIENDS.

SUPER: ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:41)

SAYS: "I THINK IT'S A STRETCH FOR US TO SAY IT'S INSULTING, IT'S SIMPLY A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW, YOU GOTTA RESPECT IT. YOU CAN DISAGREE WITH IT, YOU CAN SAY WHY YOU DISAGREE WITH IT, BUT IT'S A POINT OF VIEW AND THERE ARE LATINOS THAT HAVE THAT POINT OF VIEW, THERE ARE LATINOS THAT CHANGE THEIR NAME AMERICANIZE THEIR KIDS NAMES SO THEY WON'T BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST, SO I THINK PART OF IT IS A SECTOR IN THE IMMIGRANT POPULATION THAT BELIEVES VERY STRONGLY THAT THE BEST WAY TO EMBRACE AMERICA IS TO STRICTLY SPEAK ENGLISH AND ESSENTIALLY REJECT ANYTHING THAT IS YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE BUT JUST ASSUME ENGLISH IS THE MAIN LANGUAGE."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYWOMAN BONNIE GARCIA/R-CATHEDRAL CITY

SOT: (:25)

SAYS: "I THINK THE GOVERNOR HAD A FRANK CONVERSATION WITH MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ABOUT WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO ASSIMILATE TO BECOME AMERICANS. AND IT REALLY REQUIRES ALL OF US, NO MATTER WHAT COUNTRY YOU COME FROM TO EMBRACE ENGLISH AS OUR PRIMARY LANGUAGE AND CONTINUE TO MOVE OUR GENERATION AND FUTURE GENERATIONS FORWARD. THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU TUNE OUT YOUR MEDIA, YOUR COMMUNITY, BUT YOU CAN'T MAKE IT YOUR PRINCIPLE SOURCE OF YOUR INFORMATION, IF IN FACT YOU WANT TO ADVANCE YOUR SKILLS IN ENGLISH."

VO TAG: SIMILAR COMMENTS BY THE GOVERNOR ABOUT LATINOS AND ASSIMILATION IN PAST SPEECHES AND PRESS EVENTS HAVE GENERATED CONTROVERSY. THE GOVERNOR HAS LONG ADVOCATED FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE IMMERSION FOR IMMIGRANTS TO THIS COUNTRY WHO DON'T SPEAK IT, AND RECOUNTED HIS OWN EXPERIENCES IN THIS SPEECH AND OTHERS ON THE SUBJECT.

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SUPER: ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:16)

SAYS: "EL GOBERNADOR TIENE UN OPINION ... TIENEN LA MISMA OPINION."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYWOMAN BONNIE GARCIA/R-CATHEDRAL CITY

SOT: (:19)

SAYS: "EL GOBERNADOR HABLO MUY FRANCO ... SACAR SU FAMILIA DE LA POBREZA."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN KEVIN DE LEON/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:20)

SAYS: "I THINK THEY'RE ILL ADVISED COMMENTS THAT HE MADE, I BELIEVE HE HAS A GOOD HEART, I DON'T BELIEVE HE'S BEING PERNICIOUS IN NATURE, I DON'T BELIEVE HE'S BEING A RACIST. I DO BELIEVE SOME MAY THINK HIS COMMENTS AS BEING RACIST, HE'S A FREE THINKER HE'S ENTITLED TO HIS OPINION."

SOT: (:30)

SAYS: "PARA AQUELLOS INMIGRANTES ... MAS CON NOSOTROS LOS LATINOS."

2. VILLINES AT PRESS CLUB VO/SOT

LIVE:

ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN LEADER MIKE VILLINES SAYS A NEW STATE BUDGET WILL LIKELY PASS ON TIME, BECAUSE LAWMAKERS SEEKING AN EXTENSION OF THEIR TERM LIMITS DON'T WANT TO RISK ANGERING THE PUBLIC. VILLINES WAS GUEST SPEAKER TODAY AT THE MONTHLY SACRAMENTO PRESS CLUB LUNCH.

SUPER: TODAY/ STERLING HOTEL-DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO

VO: (:25)

VILLINES DISCUSSED ISSUES INCLUDING REDISTRICTING, PRISON AND HEALTH CARE REFORM. THE MAIN TOPIC WAS THE STATE BUDGET. THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEADLINE TO PASS NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET IS JUNE 15TH , BUT VILLINES SAYS TRADITIONALLY, THE BUDGET IS NOT CONSIDERED OVERDUE UNTIL JULY 1ST , THE START OF THE NEW FISCAL YEAR. SINCE THE BUDGET REQUIRES A TWO-THIRDS VOTE, REPUBLICANS CAN DEMAND CONCESSIONS FROM THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY. REPUBLICANS ARE DEMANDING SPENDING CUTS TO BALANCE THE BUDGET, AND VILLINES SAYS DEMOCRATS DON'T WANT A LATE BUDGET THAT COULD HURT THEIR PERCEPTION AMONG VOTERS WHO MAY GET TO VOTE ON A BALLOT MEASURE TO EXTEND TERM LIMITS NEXT YEAR.

SUPER: ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN LEADER MIKE VILLINES/R-CLOVIS

SOT: (0:24)

SAYS: "I THINK EVERYTHING GETS LEVERAGED INTO THE BUDGET, UM, BUT I THINK THE REDISTRICTING IS MOVING ON ITS OWN, AND I THINK IT'S FRANKLY BECAUSE OF TERM LIMITS. SO THAT IS IT'S LEVERAGE OF ITSELF. I THINK TERM LIMITS HAS LEVERAGE IN THE BUDGET BECAUSE THERE'S THIS DESIRE TO GET THINGS T DONE AND MOVE FORWARD. SO THOSE ARE THINGS THAT ARE PLAYING ON OUR SIDE AS WELL AS THE TWO-THIRD, BUT I THINK AT THE END OF THE DAY THE BUDGET WILL STAND ALONE, REDISTRICTING WILL STAND ALONE, BUT THERE ARE ALWAYS THINGS THAT GET TIED INTO THE BUDGET AND THAT'S SORT OF WHAT I'M WAITING TO WATCH AND SEE AS WELL."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN JOHN LAIRD/D-SANTA CRUZ

SOT: (0:23)

SAYS: "WE'RE NOT AS FAR APART AS YOU MIGHT THINK, AND I DON'T THINK ANYBODY IS GOING TO SACRIFICE WHAT THEY THINK THE RIGHT THING IS FOR CALIFORNIA FOR SOME OTHER REASON. RIGHT NOW, WE'RE GOING HEAD TO HEAD TO PROTECT SENIORS' INCREASE IN SOCIAL SECURITY AND NOT TAKING THINGS AWAY FROM KIDS, AND I DON'T THINK ANYTHING'S GOING TO AFFECT THEM."

VO TAG:

THE DEMOCRATIC ASSEMBLY BUDGET COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN JOHN LAIRD SAYS THE ONE-POINT-TWO BILLION DOLLARS IN SPENDING VILLINES WANTS REMOVED FROM THE BUDGET WERE ADDED BY THE BUDGET CONFERENCE COMMITTEE TO REFLECT WHAT THE GOVERNOR ASKED FOR IN THE MAY BUDGET REVISE.

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SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN MIKE VILLINES/R-CLOVIS

SOT: (0:07)

SAYS: "WE CAN'T DO WHAT WE'VE DONE ALREADY, WHICH IS COME OUT OF CONFERENCE COMMITTEE A BILLION AND A HALF MORE THAN WE WENT IN. THAT CAN'T HAPPEN, AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GO BACK."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN JOHN LAIRD/D-SANTA CRUZ

SOT: (0:25)

SAYS: "ONE POINT TWO BILLION IS HIS NUMBER. IT'S REALLY GETS DOWN TO THE EXTRA SIX-HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR PAYMENT TO WALL STREET OVER AND ABOVE THE TWO-AND-A HALF-BILLION WE'RE ALREADY PAYING., AND THE 827 MILLION DOLLARS OF TRANSIT MONEY THAT PROBABLY THE GOVERNOR CAN'T LEGALLY TAKE AWAY FROM PUBLIC TRANSIT. THOSE ARE REALLY THE TWO BIG PIECES."

3. PRISON SELECT COMMITTEE HEARING VO/SOT

LIVE: CALIFORNIA TAX PAYERS MAY BE PAYING FOR TWICE AS MANY OUT OF STATE PRISON BEDS THAN STATE PRISONERS ARE USING AT PRIVATE FACILITIES. THAT WAS ONE REVELATION DURING THE FIRST MEETING OF A SELECT COMMITTEE FORMED TO OVERSEE IMPLEMENTATION OF CALIFORNIA'S PRISON REFORM PLAN APPROVED THIS YEAR.

SUPER: TODAY/ STATE CAPITOL

VO: (:15) COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN TODD SPITZER SAYS 400 INMATES HAVE BEEN SHIPPED TO PRISONS RUN BY PRIVATE CONTRACTOR C-C-A. THE CONTRACT SAYS THE STATE OWES THE COMPANY 56 THOUSAND DOLLARS A DAY FOR 900 BEDS, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY'RE BEING USED. CORRECTIONS OFFICIALS TESTIFYING TODAY DID NOT KNOW WHETHER THE STATE WAS CURRENTLY PAYING FOR 500 EMPTY BEDS. SPITZER SAYS HE IS ALSO CONCERNED ABOUT INMATE AND OFFICER SAFETY DURING TRANSFERS OF PRISONERS FROM CALIFORNIA TO OUT OF STATE FACILITIES.

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN TODD SPITZER/R-ORANGE

SOT: (:41)

SAYS: "I HAVE VERY SERIOUS QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW WE ARE TRANSFERRING PRISONERS AND ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE PRISONERS IN OTHER CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS. FOR EXAMPLE, THE PRIVATE PRISON CCA, ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD, PRIVATE PRISONS, THEY RSVP'D TO THE HEARING ON MONDAY, AND THEN DECLINED YESTERDAY. IT'S VERY DISCONCERTING TO ME THAT CCA IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRANSFER OF PROBABLY UP TO 1000 PRISONERS, THEY'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION, IT'S THE FIRST TIME WE EVER LEARNED THAT THE PRIVATE COMPANY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING THE PRISONERS FROM CALIFORNIA TO THE PRIVATE PRISONS. IT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT CALIFORNIA HAD THE RESPONSIBILITY TO DELIVER THE INMATE TO THE PRISON ITSELF. NOT ACCORDING TO THE CONTRACT."

SUPER: BILL SESSA/DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION

SOT: (:22)

SAYS: "ABSOLUTELY NOT, EVERY TIME WE'VE MOVED A GROUP OF INMATES WE'VE ANNOUNCED IT BY PRESS RELEASE, THAT'S HARDLY KEEPING THINGS A SECRET. MR. SPITZER GETS A LOT OF INFORMATION FROM OUR STAFF ON A REGULAR BASIS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE KNEW OR WHEN HE KNEW IT BUT THE FACT IS WE'VE BEEN AS OPEN AS WE POSSIBLY COULD GIVEN SECURITY CONSTRAINTS."

SUPER: AUGUST 17, 2006/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO TAG: SPITZER IS CALLING FOR ANOTHER HEARING OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE IN TWO WEEKS AND HOPES CORRECTIONS CAN ANSWER THE COST QUESTIONS AND ALLEVIATE CONCERNS ABOUT TRANSFERS. HE ALSO HAS REQUESTED C-C-A ATTEND THE HEARING. THE COMPANY DID NOT SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TODAY, AFTER INDICATING ON MONDAY THAT THEY WOULD ATTEND TODAY'S HEARING.

4. FOSTER KID HEARING VO/SOT

LIVE:

A COMMITTEE TO OVERSEE NEW AND EXPANDED FOSTER CARE PROGRAMS MET THIS MORNING AT THE CAPITOL. THE ASSEMBLY SELECT COMMITTEE ON FOSTER CARE MET TO DETERMINE WHETHER BILLS SIGNED LAST YEAR TO IMPROVE SERVICES FOR CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE, AND THOSE WHO HAVE TURNED 18 AND LEFT THE PROGRAM, HAVE BEEN PROPERLY IMPLEMENTED.

SUPER: TODAY/ STATE CAPITOL

VO: (:20)

LAST YEAR, LAWMAKERS PASSED EIGHT BILLS RELATED TO FOSTER CARE, INCLUDING MEASURES TO GIVE FOSTER CHILDREN MORE ACCESS TO LEGAL ASSISTANCE, AND MAKING IT EASIER FOR FOSTER CHILDREN TO LOCATE THEIR SIBLINGS AFTER REACHING ADULTHOOD. COMMITTEE CHAIRWOMAN KAREN BASS SAYS LAWMAKERS WANT TO MAKE SURE THE NEW LAWS AND THE 85 MILLION DOLLARS SPENT FOR THEIR IMPLEMENTATION ARE PROVIDING THEIR INTENDED RESULT.

SUPER: ASSEMBLYWOMAN KAREN BASS/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (0:17)

SAYS: "FOR EXAMPLE, ONE BIG BUDGET ITEM WAS 50 MILLION DOLLARS THAT WAS PUT INTO THE BUDGET TO REDUCE THE CASELOAD OF SOCIAL WORKERS, AND IN SOME AREAS I'VE HEARD THAT IT'S ABSOLUTELY HELPING, AND PEOPLE ARE BEING HIRED, AND IN OTHER AREAS IT'S A LITTLE SLOWER TO ROLE OUT. SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HERE TO SEE."

VO TAG:

GROUPS REPORTING TO THE COMMISSION TODAY INCLUDED THE CALIFORNIA WELFARE DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS, AND MEMBERS OF FOSTER CHILDREN FAMILIES.

5. MARINE GUARD CHANGE VO/NATS

FEEDING VIDEO OF MARINE CORPS CEREMONY AT THE STATE CAPITOL THIS MORNING.

6. CAPITOL POWER ALERT VO/SOT

LIVE: STATE CAPITOL EMPLOYEES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE CONSERVING POWER DUE TO A HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM FAILURE IN THE CENTRAL PLANT THAT PROVIDES POWER TO THE CAPITOL AND NEARBY STATE BUILDINGS. BUT NOT EVERYBODY, EVEN STAFFERS FROM THE DEPARTMENT THAT ALERTED CAPITOL STAFF, GOT THE MEMO.

SUPER: TODAY/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) THE LEGISLATURE'S JOINT RULES COMMITTEE NOTIFIED CAPITOL EMPLOYEES YESTERDAY THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES, WHICH OVERSEES STATE BUILDINGS, HAD REPORTED A FAILURE IN THE PLANT. THE MEMO INDICATED A BACK UP SYSTEM WAS BEING USED TO KEEP COOLING CAPACITY AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE, BUT THAT STAFF IN THE CAPITOL SHOULD CONSERVE POWER. CONSERVATION INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED THAT THE THERMOSTATS SHOULD NOT BE SET BELOW 78 DEGREES, IN SPITE OF THIS YEAR'S HIGHEST TEMPERATURES YET IN THE CAPITOL CITY.

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN HECTOR DE LA TORRE/D-SOUTH GATE/ASSEMBLY RULES COMMITTEE CHAIR

SOT: (:24)

SAYS: "I ADJUSTED MY THERMOSTAT YESTERDAY AND HAD ALL THE STAFF DO IT AND PULLED MY SHADES DOWN, BECAUSE I HAVE WINDOWS SO THE HEAT DOESN'T COME IN AND ACTUALLY I HAD SOME LOBBYISTS THAT WERE IN MY OFFICE YESTERDAY COMMENT ON HOW WARM IT WAS INSIDE IT IS WHAT IT IS AND WE HAVE TO ADAPT TO THIS PROBLEM, HOPEFULLY WE GET THAT THIRD MACHINE WORKING AGAIN AND WE'LL BE UP AND RUNNING."

VO TAG: BUT AIR CONDITIONING IN OTHER PARTS OF THE BUILDING WAS ON FULL BLAST THIS AFTERNOON AT THE STATE CAPITOL, WITH MUCH OF THE BUILDING FEELING WELL BELOW 78 DEGREES. A GENERAL SERVICES SPOKESMAN SAYS THE OLDER SIDE OF THE BUILDING IS KEPT COOLER DUE TO HISTORIC ITEMS SENSITIVITY TO TEMPERATURE CHANGE. GENERAL SERVICES STAFF AT THE STATE CAPITOL TODAY SAID THEY WERE UNAWARE OF THE NOTIFICATION ABOUT THE COOLING SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE CONSERVATION ADVISORY. BUT IT MAY NOT MATTER GIVEN THAT THE COOLING SYSTEMS AT THE CENTRAL PLANT ARE BACK TO NORMAL AS OF THIS AFTERNOON ACCORDING TO A SPOKESMAN FOR GENERAL SERVICES.

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SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN HECTOR DE LA TORRE/D-SOUTH GATE/RULES COMMITTEE CHAIR

SOT: (:14)

SAYS: "TENEMOS TRES MAQUINAS DE AIRE ... DE TANTO CALOR."

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