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Thursday, June 21, 2007

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1. GOVERNOR/HEALTH CARE...............................VO/SOT

2. DEMOCRATS/HEALTH CARE.............................VO/SOT

3. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST RESULTS.............VO/SOT

4. GAS PRICE BILLS................................................VO/SOT

1. GOVERNOR/HEALTH CARE VO/SOT

LIVE: GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER MET WITH SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS WHO HAVE WORRIED ABOUT LEAVING A JOB THEY FIND UNFULFILLING DUE TO CONCERNS THEY WOULD LOSE HEALTH COVERAGE. A NATIONAL SURVEY INDICATES MORE THAN A QUARTER OF THOSE SURVEYED OR A FAMILY MEMBER FACED WHAT THEY CALL "JOB LOCK."

SUPER: TODAY/REYES AND ASSOCIATES/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) TODAY'S MEETING BETWEEN THE GOVERNOR AND WOMEN WAS AT A SACRAMENTO AREA SMALL BUSINESS RUN OUT OF THE REYES FAMILY'S HOME. ONE OF THOSE ATTENDING STILL WORKS AS A SCHOOL DISTRICT TYPIST BECAUSE SHE CAN'T QUALIFY FOR AN INDIVIDUAL PLAN DUE TO A PRE EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITION.

SUPER: JENNIFER HARRIS/SAN JUAN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEE (SACRAMENTO COUNTY)

SOT: (:09)

SAYS: "IN OTHER WORDS I HAVEN'T UNFORTUNATELY HAD THE JOB OF MY DREAMS YET, BUT HOPEFULLY SOMEDAY IN THE FUTURE I WILL."

SUPER: GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER/NO FONT

SOT: (03:56-04:20)(:24)

SAYS: "UNDER MY HEALTH PLAN WE WILL END JOB LOCK. WE WILL GET RID OF ALL THOSE OBSTACLES AND WE WILL CREATE A PEACE OF MIND. THAT IS BECAUSE OUR HEALTHCARE PLAN WILL CREATE AFFORDABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY SO NOW PEOPLE WON'T HAVE TO TAKE JOBS ANYMORE BECAUSE OF HEALTHCARE. THEY WANT TO TAKE A NEW JOB OR START A NEW BUSINESS THEY CAN DO THAT."

VO TAG: SCHWARZENEGGER'S HEALTH PLAN WOULD NOT ALLOW INSURERS TO DENY COVERAGE AND WOULD REQUIRE EVERYBODY TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE THROUGH A GOVERNMENT POOL, PRIVATELY OR THROUGH THEIR EMPLOYER. COVERAGE FOR ALL CALIFORNIANS WOULD BE PROVIDED THROUGH A FOUR PERCENT PAYROLL TAX ON EMPLOYERS. THE GOVERNOR EXPECTS A HEALTH CARE REFORM PACKAGE WILL BE NEGOTIATED BETWEEN HIM AND THE LEGISLATIVE LEADERS AFTER THEY RETURN FROM THEIR SUMMER BREAK IN AUGUST.

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SUPER: GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER/NO FONT

SOT: (:22)

SAYS: "I THINK WE ARE MOVING CLOSER AND CLOSER. AS YOU KNOW WE ARE WORKING ON THE BUDGET, EVERYONE IS FOCUSING ON THE BUDGET. WHEN WE COME BACK IN AUGUST WE WILL GET THIS FINISHED OFF. WE HAVE GREAT HOPES WE ARE GOING TO GET COMPREHENSIVE REFORM."

REGARDING MEETING WITH FRENCH PRESIDENT HIS OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY

SOT: (:22)

SAYS: "IT IS PRELIMINARY MEETINGS SO WE CAN ORGANIZE A TRADE MISSION NEXT YEAR AND NUMBER TWO SO WE CAN WORK TOGETHER ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND ON TRADE BASICALLY TO DO MORE TRADE WITH FRANCE AND LOOK FOR THINGS WE CAN DO TOGETHER."

REGARDING STATE BUDGET

SOT: (:26)

SAYS: "REPUBLICANS THINK WE SHOULD GO AND WIPE IT OUT COMPLETELY. DEMOCRATS MAYBE HAVE A DIFFERENT OPINION. I THINK BOTH OF THEM ARE LOOKING AT IT IN A SERIOUS WAY, THEY'RE NEGOTIATING RIGHT NOW SO I THINK THERE ARE SOME HURDLES TO OVERCOME SO THERE IS NO GUARANTEE. IT COULD EASILY BE THAT IT GOES OVER THE DEADLINE. I LIKE TO THE MEETING OF THE DEADLINE, BUT THERE'S NO GUARANTEE AT ALL."

WHETHER BUSINESSES ARE ASSESSED A FEE OR TAX IN GOVERNOR'S HEALTH PLAN. A FEE REQUIRES ONLY A SIMPLE MAJORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR APPROVAL WHILE A TAX TAKES A TWO THIRDS VOTE

SOT: (:12)

SAYS: "VERY EASY, I DON'T GET CAUGHT UP IN THOSE DETAILS. I WANT TO CREATE HEALTHCARE FOR THE PEOPLE AND TO ME I LOOK AT IT AS A FEE, I STICK WITH THAT AND IF SOMEONE ELSE THEY CAN FIGURE THAT OUT LATER ON."

-- SPANISH --

SUPER: MARIA GIURIATO/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

SOT: (:14)

SAYS: "HAY VECES QUE QUIEREN ... CON EL GOBERNADOR."

2. DEMOCRATS HEALTH CARE VO/SOT

LIVE: DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY HAVE MERGED THEIR HEALTHCARE REFORM PLANS INTO ONE BILL. AT THIS POINT IT DOES NOT REQUIRE ALL CALIFORNIANS TO HAVE COVERAGE, BUT THE LEGISLATIVE LEADERS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IS OPEN FOR COMPROMISE.

SUPER: TODAY/REYES AND ASSOCIATES/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) THE SPEAKER AND SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE SAY THEIR NEWLY MERGED PLAN WILL COVER ABOUT 3 POINT 4 MILLION PEOPLE WITHOUT INSURANCE AND ALL CHILDREN. THE COVERAGE WOULD BE PAID FOR BY EMPLOYERS, INDIVIDUALS, REINVESTED STATE FUNDS AND NEW FEDERAL MATCHING FUNDS THAT WOULD FOLLOW. THE COST TO EMPLOYERS IS 7.5 PERCENT, WITH A STATE BOARD MAKING ADJUSTMENTS TO KEEP UP WITH COSTS.

SUPER: SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE DON PERATA/D-OAKLAND

SOT: (:22)

SAYS: "THE NUMBERS WERE ALL CALCULATED BASED ON ALL IN. THAT'S GOING TO BE AN ISSUE THAT WILL BE NEGOTIATED I'M SURE, SAME WAY WITH INDIVIDUAL MANDATE, I MEAN THAT'S NOT THERE BUT IT'S NOT DEAD. WE'RE STILL TRYING TO LOOK AT SOME OF THE COST POOLS, I'VE SAID LOTS OF TIMES IF THIS WERE EASY IT'D HAVE DONE LONG BEFORE THIS."

SUPER: ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN LEADER MIKE VILLINES/R-CLOVIS

SOT: (:20)

SAYS: "I BELIEVE IF THE STATE IS SERIOUS YOU TALK ABOUT THOSE THAT ARE PRE EXISTING AND THEN YOU WORK WITH THAT AND LET OUR REFORMS GO THROUGH, I'VE TALKED TO MEMBERS ON THE FLOOR WHO LIKE RETAIL CLINICS, SMALL BUSINESS EXEMPTION. THESE ARE THINGS WE'RE SLOWLY MAKING PROGRESS ON."

VO TAG: THE SPEAKER SAYS THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THIS BILL AND THE GOVERNOR'S PROPOSAL WHICH IS NOT IN BILL FORM AT THIS POINT ARE FEW. TODAY AT THE CAPITOL, A COALITION OF GROUPS CALLED ON THE LEGISLATURE TO PASS A TOBACCO TAX TO HELP FUND HEALTH CARE REFORM PROPOSALS. THE SPEAKER AND SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE INDICATED THEY WERE NOT IN FAVOR OF SUCH ACTION.

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SUPER: SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE DON PERATA/D-OAKLAND

SOT: (:19)

SAYS: "IT'S CONTINUING THIS IDEA WE CAN CONTINUE MAKING MAJOR CHANGES IN FUNDAMENTAL POLICY HAVING BAKE SALES IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE. YOU'RE BETTING AGAINST YOURSELF, YOU'RE HOPING PEOPLE START SMOKING AND DIE AND THEN OTHER PEOPLE START SMOKING IN ORDER TO HAVE A REVENUE STREAM."

SUPER: ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:20)

SAYS: "EVERYBODY HAS A ROLE TO PLAY HERE, EVERYBODY'S GOTTA TIGHTEN THEIR BELT, WORKERS GOT A RESPONSIBILITY EVERYONE'S GOT A RESPONSIBILITY SO YOU CAN SAY EVERYBODY'S GOT A RESPONSIBILITY."

SOT: (:16)

SAYS: "SENATOR PERATA SAID THERE'S A GROWING DIFFERENCE IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, BUT THAT'S WHY WE HAVEN'T SHUT DOWN THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE."

-- SPANISH --

SOT: (47:19-:45)(:26)

SAYS: "SON MUY POCOS LAS DIFERENCIAS ENTRE NUESTRAS PROPUESTAS ... CUIDADO MEDICO UNIVERSAL."

3. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST RESULTS VO/SOT

LIVE: 32 PERCENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY THROUGH HIGH SCHOOLS COULD BE RECLASSIFIED AS ENGLISH PROFICIENT. THAT IS BASED ON THE 2006-2007 CALIFORNIA ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT TEST.

SUPER: TODAY/DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) STATE SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT JACK O'CONNELL SAYS ONE POINT THREE MILLION CALIFORNIA STUDENTS TOOK THE TEST THIS YEAR. THIS YEAR'S TEST RESULTS CANNOT BE COMPARED WITH PRIOR YEARS ACCORDING TO STATE EDUCATION OFFICIALS, BECAUSE THIS YEAR'S TESTS WERE BASED ON A DIFFERENT SCALE.

SUPER: JACK O'CONNELL/SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION/D-SAN LUIS OBISPO

SOT: (:19)

SAYS: "THIS TEST TODAY IS MORE CONSISTENTLY ALIGNED TO ENGLISH DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS. AND STUDENTS WHO CAN ACHIEVE PROFICIENCY AT THESE LEVELS WILL BECOME CONTRIBUTING PRODUCTIVE MEMBERS OF OUR STATE, COMMUNITY AND SOCIETY."

VO TAG: THIS TEST IF ONE OF FOUR CRITERIA USED TO DECIDE WHETHER STUDENTS CAN BE RECLASSIFIED AS PROFICIENT IN ENGLISH. THE OTHERS INCLUDE MINIMUM SCORES ON ENGLISH ARTS PORTIONS OF STATE STANDARDIZED TESTS, TEACHER EVALUATION AND PARENT OPINION AND CONSULTATION.

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SUPER: JACK O'CONNELL/SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION/D-SAN LUIS OBISPO

SOT: (:14)

SAYS: "THE 2007 ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT TEST RESULTS INDICATE THAT 32 PERCENT OF OUR STUDENTS LEARNING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCORED AT ADVANCED OR EARLY ADVANCED, TO BREAK THAT DOWN EVEN FURTHER SEVEN PERCENT SCORED ADVANCED AND 25 PERCENT EARLY ADVANCED."

SOT: (:20)

SAYS: "FOR LATINO STUDENTS IT WAS NEARLY THREE AND A HALF STUDENTS MORE AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS FOUR PERCENT WHICH SHOWS WE'RE ADDRESSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP AND EVER SO SLIGHTLY NARROWING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP."

-- SPANISH --

SUPER: MONTE BLAIR/STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENT DIVISION/DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

SOT: (:28)

SAYS: "UNO DE LAS COSAS QUE DIJO EL SUPERINTENDENT ... A LOS ANOS ANTERIORES."

4. GAS PRICE BILLS VO/SOT

LIVE: EVEN THOUGH GAS PRICES ARE GOING DOWN, DEMOCRATS IN THE STATE ASSEMBLY ARE PUSHING LEGISLATION THAT THEY BELIEVE WILL RESULT IN MORE PREDICTABILITY AT THE PUMP. THREE BILLS WERE DEBATED DURING FLOOR SESSION TODAY.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:18) THE LEGISLATION WOULD REQUIRE A STUDY TO SEE WHETHER DIFFERENT FUEL TEMPERATURE STANDARDS THAN THE FEDERAL ONES WOULD BETTER ENSURE CALIFORNIANS IN HOTTER CLIMATES RECEIVE AS MUCH GAS AS THEY PAY FOR. ANOTHER REQUIRES THE STATE ENERGY COMMISSION TO ANALYZE AND REPORT ON OIL SUPPLY, DEMAND AND PRICE ISSUES. LAST YEAR THE COMMISSION INDICATED IT NEEDED LEGISLATION TO GET THIS DATA. THE OTHER BILL WOULD REQUIRE OIL COMPANIES TO INFORM THE ENERGY COMMISSION WHEN THEY WERE SHUTTING DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE TO AVOID PRICE SPIKES WHEN SUPPLY BECOMES LOW DUE TO REFINERY SHUT DOWNS.

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN MIKE ENG/D-MONTEREY PARK

SOT: (:34)

SAYS: "THIS BILL SIMPLY MAKES THOSE REFINERIES ACCOUNTABLE, BY REQUIRING THEM TO OPEN UP THEIR RECORDS, TO SHOW AND ANSWER ONE SIMPLE QUESTION, WHY? WHY ARE YOU SCHEDULING A MAINTENANCE SHUT DOWN THAT WAS NOT PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED BEFORE? AB-1610 IS A REQUIRED EARLY WARNING SYSTEM THAT WILL GIVE US THE INFORMATION THAT WE NEED TO KNOW, WHETHER THE PUBLIC CAN TRUST THE CLOSURES OF THE OIL REFINERIES."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN BOB HUFF/R-DIAMOND BAR

SOT: (:17)

SAYS: "FOLKS WHAT WE SEE HERE TODAY IS A LEGISLATIVE SNIPE HUNT. WE HAVE THREE BILLS THAT ARE RAMMED BEFORE US TO SHOW THAT WE CAN POUND OUR CHEST AND SHOUT FROM THE ROOF TOPS THAT WE'RE DOING SOMETHING, WE'RE GOING TO HOLD THE EVIL OIL INDUSTRY ACCOUNTABLE, BUT IT'S A SNIPE HUNT, THERE'S NOTHING HERE."

SUPER: FILE

VO TAG: THE BILLS ALL PASSED THE ASSEMBLY AND WILL MOVE ON TO THE SENATE.

EDITOR'S NOTE:

THE BILLS ARE AB-1610 (NUNEZ/ENG); AB-1552 (FEUER); AB-868 (DAVIS). THE ASSEMBLY ALSO PASSED ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION 24 THAT CALLS ON CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT TO SIGN AND PASS A FEDERAL SHIELD LAW FOR JOURNALISTS SIMILAR TO THOSE IN EFFECT IN MOST STATES AND WASHINGTON D-C.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN CHUCK DEVORE/R-IRVINE

SOT: (:32)

SAYS: "WE HAVE A STUDY, WE HAVE A REPORT, AND NOW WE HAVE A NEW STATE BUREAUCRACY THAT IS BEING PROPOSED AND THE THING ABOUT THIS TRIFECTA UNLIKE THE TRIPLE CROWN IS THIS WILL NOT RESULT IN ANY NEW SUPPLY, THIS WILL NOT RESULT IN NEW INFRASTRUCTURE BUILT TO PROVIDE FUEL TO CALIFORNIANS, WHAT WE'RE SEEING HERE IS POLITICAL PUSH TO DEMONIZE THE VERY INDUSTRY THAT MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR CALIFORNIANS TO REFUEL THEIR VEHICLES."

SUPER: ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:33)

SAYS: "YOU ONLY HAVE SO MANY OF THEM. RIGHT AT THE PEAK TIME WHEN YOU MOST NEED THEM TO BE WORKING AT 100 PERCENT, THAT'S WHEN THEY SHUT DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE, ALL WE'RE SAYING IS WE'RE GOING TO CREATE A COMMISSION THAT'S GOING TO LOOK AT MAINTENANCE RECORDS. IT'S GOING TO BE MADE UP OF APPOINTEES BY CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS TO DO THE BUSINESS OF THE CONSUMER."

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