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Wednesday, June 20, 2007
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1. NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND VO/SOT
Educational Testing Service will release its survey regarding Californians' views of the No Child Left Behind Act as congress considers its reauthorization. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. SPEAKER CHEESE SANDWICH PROTEST VO/SOT
Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez (D-Los Angeles) is sending a letter to every school district superintendent in the state to find out whether they are serving substitute lunches to students whose parents do not pay their share of reduced cost lunches. The Chula Vista School District began giving children whose parents weren't caught up on payments cheese sandwiches in hopes the kids would complain and the parents would pay up. The district found the strategy worked. The speaker wants to find out how wide spread the practice is and does not want children being punished for their parents failure to pay. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. VOTER INTIMIDATION BILL VO/SOT
The Senate Elections Committee will consider a bill to require elections officials to give candidates for office copies of the law stating that intimidation of voters is against the law. This bill was in response to efforts by a candidate in Orange County to discourage Latino voters from casting ballots. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTHCARE PREMIUMS VO/SOT
The California Public Employees Retirement System board is expected to approve a six percent increase in health care premiums for state and local government employees. Efforting soundbites and video.
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HPV Vaccine - The Senate Health Committee will consider legislation by Assemblywoman Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) to require girls be vaccinated for HPV along with the other shots required for school attendance.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Sacramento for private meetings.
The Senate and Assembly check in as required to collect per diem.
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