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Preliminary Rundown for 7/19/07

Thursday, July 19 th, 2007

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1. Budget 19 Days Late VO/SOT

Lawmakers claim they are making progress in budget negotiations, but still have no deal. They canceled a vote on the Democrat's version yesterday, citing breakthroughs in negotiations Tuesday night. A group of California State University staff plans to protest proposals to cut one percent from the system's budget. Efforting soundbites and video.

2. Heat Emergency Regulations VO/SOT

Senator Dean Florez (D-Shafter) will convene a hearing of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee on the state's response to last summer's heat wave. The Associated Press reported last week the state may have underreported deaths attributed to that heat wave by a factor of three. Efforting soundbites and video.

3. Inmate Transfer Hearing VO/SOT

The Select Committee on Prison Construction and Operations will discuss out-of-state prison transfers in an informational hearing. Efforting soundbites and video.

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GOVERNOR'S SCHEDULE

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Sacramento with no public events scheduled.

LEGISLATURE'S SCHEDULE

The Senate and Assembly check in as is required to collect per diem which will be paid retroactively when a budget is signed. They are on call of the speaker and pro tempore which means they must be at the Capitol within two hours if session is called.

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