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MONDAY, JULY 9, 2007

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1. BOB BARKER COME ON DOWN!!...................VO/SOT

2. GOVERNOR ON SENATE FLOOR......................VO/SOT

SOUNDBITES WITH LAWMAKERS ABOUT BIG 5 BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS TONIGHT AT 5 O'CLOCK ARE EXTRA BITES IN THIS ITEM.

3. STATE POPULATION GROWTH ESTIMATES.................VO/SOT

4. AG STATION...............................................UNSCRIPTED

1. BOB BARKER COME ON DOWN VO/SOT

LIVE:

A STATE LAWMAKER OFFERED A CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENT, BUT LITTLE FACTUAL INFORMATION TODAY IN SUPPORT HIS BILL REQUIRING THE MANDATORY STERILIZATION OF MOST OF CALIFORNIA'S PET CATS AND DOGS. THE BILL IS ONE OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL TO BE CONSIDERED THIS YEAR.

SUPER: TODAY/ STATE CAPITOL

VO: (:25)

ASSEMBLYMAN LLOYD LEVINE INVITED RETIRED GAME SHOW HOST BOB BARKER TO SPEAK AT THE CAPITOL THIS MORNING IN SUPPORT OF HIS BILL. IF PASSED, IT WOULD REQUIRE THAT MOST DOGS AND CATS BE SPAYED OR NEUTERED, OR THEIR OWNERS WOULD BE FINED IN AMOUNTS TO BE DETERMINED LATER ON A COUNTY-BY-COUNTY BASIS. LEVINE SAYS THE BILL WOULD SAVE THE STATE ABOUT 300 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FROM THE REDUCED COST OF EUTHANIZING UNWANTED ANIMALS, BASED ON RESULTS FROM SANTA CRUZ COUNTY. THAT COUNTY PASSED A SIMILAR SPAY AND NEUTER ORDINANCE IN 1995. OPPONENTS OF THE BILL, INCLUDING A POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE REPRESENTING PET OWNERS AND GROUPS THAT USE AND BREED SERVICE DOGS, SAY THE STATE CONTROLLER'S OFFICE INDICATES ANIMAL CONTROL COSTS IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY HAVE MORE THAN DOUBLED SINCE 1995.

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN LLOYD LEVINE/D-VAN NUYS

SOT: (0:26)

SAYS: "WE DON'T ACTUALLY HAVE THE NUMBER OF HOW MUCH THEY'VE SAVED, WE HAVE THE NUMBERS IN THE REDUCTION OF THE ANIMALS. UM, I DON'T HAVE WHAT THEY'VE SAVED, THEY'VE SEEN A 60 PERCENT REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF ANIMALS GOING INTO THE SHELTERS, AND THEY'VE SEEN THE EUTHANASIA RATE DROP TO NEARLY ZERO."

REPORTER: "BUT YOU'RE TOUTING THE FISCAL BENEFITS OF THIS BILL. SO SHOULDN'T YOU HAVE THOSE NUMBERS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS?"

SAYS: "WELL, IN THEORY WE SHOULD, BUT TRYING TO TRYING TO GET THE ACCURATE NUMBERS FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENT HAS PROVEN TO BE A LITTLE BIT CHALLENGING, WE DO KNOW THAT THERE HAS BEEN A COST SAVINGS."

SUPER: KELLEY MORAN/NO ON AB 1634

SOT: (0:22)

SAYS: "THE SANTA CRUZ NUMBERS SHOW THAT IN FACT THE COSTS HAVE GONE UP COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE STATE, BUT THE REDUCTION IN SHELTER INTAKES HAS NOT BEEN BETTER THAN THE REST OF THE STATE AT THE SAME AT THE SAME TIME SINCE MANDATORY SPAY NEUTER. IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT SANTA CRUZ HAS DONE, THEIR NUMBERS HAVE GONE DOWN 22 PERCENT ON THEIR SHELTER INTAKES, AND THE REST OF THE STATE HAS GONE DOWN 26 PERCENT."

VO TAG:

THE STATE CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR FOR THE GROUP OPPOSING THE SPAY-NEUTER BILL ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING HIS GROUP HAS STARTED AIRING TELEVISION POLITICAL ADS IN OPPOSITION TO THE BILL. HE SAYS THE ADS ARE CURRENTLY PLAYING IN THE SACRAMENTO AREA, BUT WILL BE AIRED IN OTHER CALIFORNIA CITIES IF THE BILL PASSES THE SENATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE ON WEDNESDAY.

EDITOR'S NOTES

THE BILL IS AB 1634. IT HAS PASSED THE ASSEMBLY.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: BOB BARKER/RETIRED GAME SHOW HOST

SOT: (0:34)

SAYS: "LET ME STRAIGHTEN OUT ONE THING. I'M NOT AN EXPERT. I GIVE AWAY REFRIGERATORS. BUT FROM PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE, THERE ARE SOME THINGS I'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU. I HAVE DISCOVERED, AT LEAST I AM CONVINCED, THAT ONE OF OUR MOST TRAGIC PROBLEMS SO FAR AS ANIMALS IS CONCERNED, IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND OTHER STATES AS WELL, IS OVERPOPULATION. THERE ARE JUST TOO MANY CATS AND DOGS BEING BORN, FOR ALL OF THEM TO HAVE HOMES."

SOT: (0:16)

SAYS: "NOW THERE IS OPPOSITION TO THIS BILL, BUT IF YOU EXAMINE THE OPPOSITION CAREFULLY, YOU WILL DISCOVER THAT THE PEOPLE WHO OPPOSE THIS BILL, IN SOME WAY, ARE PROSPERING FROM THE EXPLOITATION OF ANIMALS."

SUPER: KELLEY MORAN/NO ON AB 1634

SOT: (0:18)

SAYS: "I DON'T THINK ANY BODY CAN ARGUE THAT THE PEOPLE THAT OPPOSE THIS BILL ARE THE MOST RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERS IN CALIFORNIA. AND THERE IS ABSOLUTELY, I DON'T THINK ANY ARGUMENT ABOUT THAT, THAT THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT, YOU KNOW, WE TAKE CARE OF OUR DOGS AND CATS, WE LOVE OUR DOGS AND CATS, YOU NOW WE TAKE GOOD CARE OF THEM, BETWEEN OUR VETERINARIANS."

2. GOVERNOR ON SENATE FLOOR VO/SOT

LIVE: GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER'S LONG TIME FRIEND AND MENTOR RECEIVED HONORS ON THE SENATE FLOOR THIS AFTERNOON. "MUSCLE AND FITNESS" MAGAZINE PUBLISHER JOE WEIDER WAS GIVEN A SENATE PROCLAMATION.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) THE GOVERNOR PRAISED WEIDER FOR HELPING HIM WHEN HE ARRIVED IN THE UNITED STATES AND FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FITNESS INDUSTRY. "ROCKY" STAR SYLVESTER STALLONE CAME TO THE PRESENTATION TO WATCH WEIDER'S RECOGNITION CEREMONY AND ALSO CONSIDERS HIM A LONG TIME FRIEND.

SUPER: GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER/NO FONT

SOT: (:18)

SAYS: "I JUST WANT TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS JOE, THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORK THAT YOU'VE DONE TO INSPIRE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN HEALTH AND FITNESS AND ALSO THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT CONTRIBUTIONS YOU'VE MADE TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, LEADING SUCH A HUGE BUSINESS, HUGE EMPIRE AND PAYING YOUR TAXES WHICH WE OF COURSE BENEFIT FROM."

VO TAG: FOLLOWING SENATE PROCLAMATIONS AND A VOTE TO CONFIRM A CORRECTIONS UNDERSECRETARY, REPUBLICAN SENATORS SAM AANESTAD AND TOM MCCLINTOCK SPOKE ABOUT LACK OF DISCUSSION OF THE STATE BUDGET. THE STATE SPENDING PLAN IS THREE WEEKS OVERDUE FROM ITS CONSTITUTIONAL JUNE 15TH LEGISLATIVE DEADLINE AND NINE DAYS OVER DUE FROM WHEN IT SHOULD BE SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR. THE GOVERNOR AND FOUR LEGISLATIVE LEADERS ARE MEETING TODAY AT FIVE O'CLOCK, THIS IS THEIR FIRST MEETING ON THE BUDGET SINCE THE MISSED DEADLINES. BRITAIN'S UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR DAVID MANNING AND FORMER "PRICE IS RIGHT" HOST BOB BARKER ALSO RECEIVED SENATE PROCLAMATIONS.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: BOB BARKER/FORMER GAME SHOW HOST

SOT: (:12)

SAYS: "WHAT AM I GOING TO DO NOW THAT I'VE RETIRED FROM THE PRICE IS RIGHT. I WANT TO ANNOUNCE I AM GOING INTO BODY BUILDING AND EVENTUALLY BECOME GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA."

SUPER: SENATOR SAM AANESTAD/R-GRASS VALLEY

SOT: (:11)

SAYS: "THE SENATE HAS SOME IMPORTANT BUSINESS MATTERS TO TAKE CARE OF ACCORDING TO THE CONSTITUTION AND HONORING DIGNITARIES IS NOT OF THE FIRST PRIORITY IN MY OPINION."

SUPER: SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DICK ACKERMAN/R-IRVINE

SOT: (:23)

SAYS: "WE'D LIKE TO GET A BUDGET AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WE'LL BRING IT TO THE FLOOR. WHY DOESN'T IT MAKE SENSE THIS FAR? SPENDS TOO MUCH. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO CUT? WE'VE MADE SUGGESTIONS TO DEMOCRATS, LIKE WHAT? ABOUT 20 PAGES OF THEM, ANY IDEAS, HIGHLIGHTS, LOW LIGHTS? THERE'S NO BIG ITEMS NO SILVER BULLET, A LOT OF IT'S SMALLER ITEMS."

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

SOT: (:40)

SAYS: "THE REPUBLICANS THAT HAVE STOOD UP AND TALKED ABOUT WHEN IS THERE GOING TO BE A BUDGET I BELIEVE HAVE NEVER VOTED FOR A BUDGET. SO WHETHER OR NOT WE PUT A BUDGET OR NOT WILL BE IMMATERIAL TO THEM. AS A TWO THIRDS VOTE REQUIREMENT, THEY CAN DRAG THEIR FEET THIS IS THERE TIME TO BE ON CENTER STAGE. THEY ARE ASKING FOR DEEPER CUTS THAN THE GOVERNOR HAD, THERE PROBLEM IS WITH THE GOVERNOR AND I'VE TOLD THEM THAT GO DOWN AND TALK TO HIM. IT'S HIS BUDGET AND IT'S A FUNNY NOTION THAT THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY SHOULD MAKE DEEPER CUTS IN THE BUDGET THAN THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR, SO THEY'LL HAVE TO WORK THAT OUT."

SOT: (:34)

SAYS: "WE'RE DEFINING THE WORD HAPPY TODAY, NOW WE'RE GOING TO DEFINE THE WORD SMALL. IT REALLY IS IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER, IT'S WHOSE OX IS BEING GORED, YOU FAMILIAR WITH THE CLICHE. SOME OF THE SMALL THINGS WE'VE WORKED ON AND CUT, WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE PEOPLE'S WHEEL CHAIRS FROM THEM. SO I DON'T WANT TO MAKE THEM SOUND HARD HEARTED THEY JUST HAVE A DIFFERENT VALUE SYSTEM THAN I DO."

SUPER: ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN LEADER MIKE VILLINES/R-CLOVIS

VILLINES BITES ARE ON WEB ONLY

SOT: (:13)

SAYS: "WE DON'T HAVE A BUDGET DEAL IMMINENT YET. WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS, AND WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS RESTRAIN SOME OF THE SPENDING, FIND A WAY TO IMPROVE NEXT YEAR'S SITUATION WE'RE CONCERNED. THERE'S A LOT OF TOUGH CHOICES, SO I THINK IT'S TIME TO HAVE A BIG FIVE."

SOT: (:08)

SAYS: "WE WANT TO BRING HIM IN AND WE THINK THE GOVERNOR AT THIS POINT WILL HELP MOVE US FORWARD."

SUPER: ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:54)

SAYS: "IT'S JULY THE NINTH, WE'RE NINE DAYS INTO THE NEW BUDGET YEAR, ONE WOULD THINK THAT IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE AT SOME POINT BETWEEN NOW AND THE FIRST OF DECEMBER THE GOVERNOR WOULD CALL A BIG FIVE MEETING SO THAT HIS LEADERSHIP COULD BEGIN TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE STALEMATE BETWEEN THE DEMOCRATIC AND THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP ON THE BUDGET. I DON'T THINK IT'S DIVULGING PRIVATE INFORMATION FROM OUR MEETINGS THAT THE REPUBLICANS ARE ASKING FOR TWO BILLION DOLLARS IN CUTS OVER AND ABOVE THE GOVERNOR'S MAY REVISION. I THINK DICK ACKERMAN EXPRESSED THAT A COUPLE DAYS AGO. IT'S A PRETTY BIG GAP RIGHT NOW, I GUESS YOU COULD ARTICULATE IT BY SAYING WE ARE SEAS APART ON THIS BUDGET."

3. STATE POPULATION GROWTH ESTIMATES VO/SOT

LIVE: CALIFORNIA WILL BE HOME TO 25 MILLION MORE PEOPLE THAN NOW BY 2050. LATINOS WILL BE THE STATE'S MAJORITY ETHNIC GROUP BY 2042.

SUPER: FILE

VO: (:20) PROJECTIONS FROM THE CHIEF OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC DIVISION AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE FROM THREE YEARS AGO INDICATED HISPANICS WOULD CONSTITUTE THE MAJORITY OF THE STATE'S POPULATION BY 2038. THE STATE'S TOP DEMOGRAPHER SAYS THIS YEAR'S NUMBERS FACTOR IN LIFE EXPECTANCIES BETTER THAN 2004'S. BY 2050, LATINOS WILL MAKE UP 52 PERCENT OF THE STATE'S POPULATION, WHITES 26 PERCENT, ASIANS 13 PERCENT, BLACKS 5 PERCENT AND MULTI RACE 2 PERCENT. AMERICAN INDIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS AND HAWAIIANS WILL MAKE UP LESS THAN ONE PERCENT. IN 2050, THE STATE'S POPULATION IS EXPECTED TO BE 60 MILLION.

SUPER: MARY HEIM/DEMOGRAPHIC DIVISION CHIEF/DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

SOT: (18-:41)(:23)

SAYS: "IT SEEMS HUGE TO ME TOO, IT'S ACTUALLY SLOWER GROWTH RATE THAN WE'VE SEEN OVER THE PREVIOUS 50 YEARS, BUT IT'S STILL BIG NUMBERS. CAN WE SUSTAIN ALL THOSE PEOPLE? OUR JOB IN POPULATION PROJECTIONS IS TO SAY THIS IS WHERE WE'RE HEADED, THIS IS WHERE CURRENT TRENDS WILL TAKE US, THEN IT'S UP TO PLANNERS AND POLICY MAKERS TO DECIDE WHETHER WE CAN SUSTAIN IT AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO ACCOMMODATE IT."

VO TAG: LOS ANGELES WILL REMAIN THE LARGEST COUNTY, WITH RIVERSIDE MOVING UP FROM SIX TO TWO IN 2050 SINCE THE 2000 CENSUS. THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE IN POPULATION GROWTH WILL BE IN SUTTER AND YUBA COUNTIES. THE STATE DEMOGRAPHER ESTIMATES 73 THOUSAND ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS COME TO CALIFORNIA ANNUALLY.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: MARY HEIM/DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH UNIT CHIEF/DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

SOT: (:37)

SAYS: "WE'RE STILL SEEING THE LARGE INCREASES IN THE BIGGER POPULATIONS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. RIVERSIDE GROWS TREMENDOUSLY. LOS ANGELES WHILE NOT IN PERCENTAGE TERMS IS STILL THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TERMS OF ABSOLUTE GROWTH. WHAT'S INTERESTING IS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WE'RE SEEING SUTTER AND YUBA COUNTIES EXPERIENCING SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN POPULATION IN PERCENTAGE TERMS, WHICH WE DIDN'T SEE LAST TIME AND PROBABLY THIS IS A PUSH OF SOME POPULATION FROM THE SACRAMENTO AREA TO THE NORTH. WHY DO YOU THINK THAT'S OCCURRING? PART OF THAT MAY BE AVAILABILITY OF HOUSING PART OF IT MIGHT BE THE COST OF HOUSING, HOUSING THE MAIN DRAWING POINT."

SOT: (:20)

SAYS: "WE HAVE A FACTOR FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN THESE PROJECTIONS. AND WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THAT IS? I DON'T RECALL THE PERCENTAGE, BUT IT AVERAGES ABOUT 73 THOUSAND PER YEAR."

EDITOR'S NOTE:

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO:

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/Projections/P1/P1.asp

4. AG STATION UNSCRIPTED

DUE TO TRAVEL TIME TO EVENT, THIS ITEM IS UNSCRIPTED.

SUPER: TODAY/ AGRICULTURE INSPECTION STATION/INTERSTATE 80 NEAR TRUCKEE

INFO:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SECRETARY A.G. KAWAMURA ATTENDED OPENING CEREMONIES THIS MORNING FOR A NEW AGRICULTURAL INSPECTION STATION ON INTERSTATE 80 NEAR TRUCKEE. THE STATIONS CHECK INCOMING VEHICLES FOR INVASIVE SPECIES AND PESTS THAT COULD HARM CALIFORNIA'S AGRICULTURE, FOREST AND FISHING INDUSTRIES. AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT INFORMATION OFFICER ADRIAN WOODFORK SAYS THE TRUCKEE AGRICULTURAL INSPECTION STATION IS OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, BUT SOME OF THE STATE'S 15 OTHER STATIONS ARE PERIODICALLY CLOSED DUE TO BUDGETARY CONSTRAINTS. WHEN ASKED TO EXPLAIN HOW THE INSPECTION SYSTEM CAN WORK PROPERLY WHEN SOME STATIONS ARE CLOSED, OR WHY A NEW FACILITY WAS BUILT WHEN OTHER STATIONS CAN'T BE KEPT CONTINUOUSLY OPEN, WOODFORK REFERRED QUESTIONS TO DEPUTY SECRETARY OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS NANCY LUNGREN. LUNGREN SAID THERE IS NOT ENOUGH MONEY AVAILABLE TO OPERATE EVERY STATION CONTINUOUSLY, OR TO CHECK EVERY VEHICLE THAT PASSES THROUGH THE STATIONS, AND SAYS THE DEPARTMENT DOES THE BEST IT CAN WITH THE MONEY IT HAS.

SUPER: A.G. KAWAMURA/ SECRETARY /CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

SOT: (0:21)

SAYS: "THESE ARE THE KIND OF INVASIVES THAT WE CANNOT LET OUR GUARD DOWN, AND THAT WE HAVE BUILT THESE STATIONS, THESE FACILITIES, THIS INFRASTRUCTURE THEN TO KIND OF KEEP THEM OUT IN THE FIRST PLACE. BECAUSE WE NOW THAT PREVENTION IS THE, EASILY THE BEST INVESTMENT WE CAN MAKE. KEEPING THEM OUT IN THE FIRST PLACE IS A LOT CHEAPER THAN HAVING TO DEAL WITH THESE THINGS AFTER THEY GET HERE."

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