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Final Rundown for 7/24/07, Script for Today's Footage

1. BUDGET VOTE TOMORROW..............................VO/SOT

2. CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT..............................VO/SOT

3. TITLE IX HEARING...............................................VO/SOT

4. ANTI WAR PHONE PROTEST.............................VO/SOT

5. PERUVIAN INDEPENDENCE..............................VO/SOT

1. BUDGET VOTE TOMORROW VO/SOT

LIVE: THE SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER SAYS HE HAS A PROPOSAL THAT SPENDS ONE POINT TWO BILLION DOLLARS LESS THAN THE SPENDING PLAN APPROVED BY THE ASSEMBLY LAST WEEK. HE AND OTHER SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE MEETING THIS AFTERNOON IN ANTICIPATION OF A BUDGET VOTE ON THE REPUBLICAN PLAN TOMORROW.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

TODAY/CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:30) THE BUDGET IS ALREADY 24 DAYS OVERDUE, AND REPUBLICAN LEADER DICK ACKERMAN ACKNOWLEDGES SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE UNLIKELY TO SUPPORT HIS VERSION OF THE BUDGET. SENATE DEMOCRATS APPROVED THE SPENDING PLAN FROM THE ASSEMBLY. THAT PLAN DID NOT RECEIVE THE REQUIRED TWO SENATE VOTES FROM REPUBLICANS NECESSARY TO PASS A BUDGET. REPUBLICANS SAY THEY REFUSE TO SUPPORT A BUDGET THAT SPENDS 700 MILLION MORE DOLLARS THAN STATE REVENUES FOR THE 2007-2008 FISCAL YEAR. A GROUP COMPRISED OF TEACHERS AND SCHOOL EMPLOYEES UNIONS, ADMINISTRATORS AND PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATIONS URGED SENATE REPUBLICANS TO PASS THE ASSEMBLY VERSION OF THE BUDGET, WHICH DID NOT INCLUDE CUTS TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

SUPER: SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DICK ACKERMAN/R-TUSTIN

SOT: (:07)

SAYS: "NEGOTIATIONS CHANGE EVERY DAY BUT THE PROPOSAL WE'LL BE PUTTING FORWARD WILL HAVE NO CUTS TO K THROUGH 12."

SUPER: LYNNE FAULKS/LEGISLATIVE RELATIONS MANAGER/CALIFONRIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

SOT: (11:10-:16)(:06)

SAYS: "WE APPRECIATE THEM BEING WILLING TO PROTECT US BUT WE ASK THEM NOW TO PASS A BUDGET THAT FUNDS US."

VO TAG: SIX MILLION STUDENTS ARE ENROLLED IN THE STATE'S PUBLIC KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE SCHOOLS. THE SENATE CONVENES TOMORROW MORNING FOR A BUDGET VOTE.

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SUPER: SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DICK ACKERMAN/R-TUSTIN

SOT: (:23)

SAYS: "A LOT OF THE AREAS WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IN THE PAST, FROM THE GOVERNOR'S MAY REVISE, CAL WORKS RECOMMENDATIONS, SOME OF THE SPILLOVER RECOMMENDATIONS AND OTHER IDEAS WE'VE COME UP WITH. THERE ARE PROBABLY NOT MANY NEW IDEAS IN WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE DISPLAYING TOMORROW, THEY'LL PROBABLY ALL JUST BE IN ONE PLACE, A LOT OF THESE IDEAS WE'VE SUBMITTED TO DEMOCRATS IN THE PAST AND THEY'VE BEEN REJECTED."

SOT: (:09)

SAYS: "I'M DOUBTFUL THE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO LIKE OUR PROPOSAL SO IT'S DOUBTFUL WE'LL HAVE SOMETHING THIS WEEK BUT AT LEAST THIS GETS THE DISCUSSION AND NEGOTIATIONS RESTARTED."

SUPER: PAM BRADY/PRESIDENT/CALIFORNIA STATE PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION

SOT: (:11)

SAYS: "THERE'S A RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADULTS IN A COMMUNITY OR IN A STATE TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND ADOPT A BUDGET SO WE CAN GET ON WITH EDUCATING CHILDREN."

SUPER: LYNNE FAULKS/LEGISLATIVE RELATIONS MANAGER/CALIFONRIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

SOT: (:11)

SAYS: "WE'RE URGING THE SENATE TO PASS THE BUDGET THE ASSEMBLY SENT OVER AND TO PASS IT SOON BECAUSE OUR SCHOOLS ARE WAITING AND KIDS WILL BE COMING TO YEAR ROUND SCHOOLS ANY DAY NOW, AND WE NEED TO GET THE FUNDING OUT TO SCHOOLS."

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