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Preliminary Rundown for 7/25/07

CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 TH, 2007

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1. BUDGET VOTE VO/SOT

The Senate meets this morning, in an attempt to pass the state's budget, which is now 25 days overdue. The Assembly passed its version of the budget last week and started its summer recess, but Senate Democrats have not been able to convince and two Republican Senators to break ranks and vote for its passage. The Senate will consider the Republican's version of the spending plan today. Efforting soundbites and video.

2. GOVERNOR/TAHOE FIRE VO/SOT

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the governor of Nevada will sign a memorandum of understanding to create a Blue Ribbon Fire Commission to make recommendations to reduce the incidence of fires in the Tahoe Basin. California lawmakers who represent the area where the Angora Fire burned last month called for the formation of this commission. Efforting soundbites and video.

3. AGRICULTURE AND CLIMATE CHANGE VO/SOT

The California Board of Food and Agriculture meets today to discuss the impact of climate change on the tae's agricultural industry. The discussion will include segments in mitigation and adaptation to anticipated climate change, and farm-based renewable energy programs. Efforting soundbites and video.

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Clinton Endorsement Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will announce a major California endorsement in a teleconference this morning at 9:40. To participate in the conference call, contact Clinton California Communications Director, Luis Vizcaino at lvizcaino@hillaryclinton.com or 310-721-2415.

GOVERNOR'S SCHEDULE

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in South Lake Tahoe to sign a memorandum of understanding with the governor of Nevada.

LEGISLATURE'S SCHEDULE

The Senate convenes at 9 A.M. The Assembly is in summer recess until August 20, 2007.

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