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Tuesday, July 24, 2007
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1. BUDGET VOTE TOMORROW VO/SOT
Senate Republicans and their fiscal staff continue to discuss how they will trim 700 million dollars from the state budget approved by the Assembly last week. Today, members of the Education Coalition, made up of several groups in the public education field, will urge members to not cut education funding as they attempt to save 700 million dollars. The Senate is expected to vote on the Republican modified budget tomorrow after rejecting the plan approved by the Assembly last week. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT VO/SOT
Environment California will release its new analysis of government climate change data showing that warmer than normal weather of 2006 is indicative of challenges the state will face due to global warming. The report will include local climate data for the Sacramento, Los Angeles, Fresno and San Francisco regions. The advocacy group will discuss the need for several bills the assembly is considering to reduce green house gas emissions. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. TITLE IX HEARING VO/SOT
The Senate Select Committee on Gender Discrimination and Title IX Implementation will convene its first hearing at the State Capitol. The hearing will focus on whether laws that prohibit gender based discrimination in athletics are being followed correctly in the California State University system. The hearing will specifically focus on Fresno State University, where a 5.85 million dollar discrimination verdict was issued against the school. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. ANTI WAR PHONE PROTEST VO/SOT
Sacramento anti war activists will gather at a red pay phone near the State Capitol to call for an end to the war in Iraq. It is part of a statewide effort to urge the public to call congressional members and ask them to end the war and bring all troops home. Activists plan to take cell phones and appeal to the public to call from the street. Efforting soundbites and video.
5. PERUVIAN INDEPENDENCE VO/SOT
Latino Caucus Vice Chairman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) will commemorate Peruvian Independence Day at the State Capitol. The Consul General and Ambassadors of Peru will attend. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Nurse Protest Corrections and Veterans home staff nurses will protest at the governor's office and Department of Personnel Administration about staff shortages.
Earthquake Authority The California Earthquake Authority will hear a report from Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner regarding a new chief executive officer for the board.
Pollution Control Authority The California Pollution Control Authority will consider changing financial arrangements for the sale of revenue bonds for an agricultural facility near Willows, CA.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Spring Valley (San Diego area) to promote his water policy.
The Senate is not in session. The Assembly is in summer recess until August 20, 2007.
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