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Thursday, June 21, 2007
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1. GOVERNOR/HEALTH CARE VO/SOT
The governor will meet with small business owners and employees at a private home and small business to discuss the phenomenon of "job lock," which his press office says is a term for those who feel trapped in their job because it is the only way they believe they can get health care coverage. An Employee Benefit Research Institute survey indicates an increase in the number of people who have experienced job lock since a survey taken in 2001. The numbers are up from 21 percent to 27 percent. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. DEMOCRATS/HEALTH CARE VO/SOT
Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez and Senate President Pro Tempore Don Perata will announce details of the legislation they plan to merge to expand health insurance coverage to California's estimated six and a half million people who are not covered by health plans. Each has bills that passed through their respective houses in the legislature, containing some elements of the governor's proposal that has yet to be put into bill form. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST RESULTS VO/SOT
State Schools Superintendent Jack O'Connell will announce results of the 2006-2007 English Language Development test. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. GAS PRICE BILLS VO/SOT
The Assembly Speaker and other Democrats in the Assembly will present bills on the Assembly floor that they say will deal with out of control gas prices. One bill will require oil companies to report about planned maintenance schedules and when facilities are going off line so there aren't as many shortages of gasoline suitable for California, another will require the state Energy Commission to analyze and report on oil supply, demand and gas prices. During an investigation last year, the Commission indicated it needed legislative action to allow it to receive oil company data to coordinate with the Attorney General and Board of Equalization. A third bill requires a study to see whether the federal standard of 60 degrees for gasoline is potentially shortchanging Californians in hotter areas of the state at the pump. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Community College Hearing - The Select Committee on community colleges will conduct an informational hearing on the growing number of part time faculty at junior colleges.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Sacramento for a health care news conference at a private home/small business.
The Senate convenes at 9:00 A.M. The Assembly convenes at 9:30 A.M.
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