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CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

SACRAMENTO, CA

(916) 446-7890

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2007

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1. BUDGET IN SENATE VO/SOT

2. AIR BOARD REGULATIONS VO/SOT

3. COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN VO/SOT

STATIONS NOTE:

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1. BUDGET IN SENATE VO/SOT

LIVE: THE SENATE MINORITY LEADER SAYS HE HOPES RED MEAT WILL LEAD TO A COMPROMISE ON THE STATE BUDGET. REPUBLICAN DICK ACKERMAN IS MEETING WITH SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE DON PERATA TODAY AFTER HE HAS LUNCH WITH THE SENATE'S 14 OTHER REPUBLICANS, AT WHICH HE PLANNED TO ORDER A HAMBURGER.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:30)

AN ANTICIPATED VOTE ON THE BUDGET AND THE REPUBLICAN'S LIST OF PROPOSED SPENDING CUTS DID NOT OCCUR THIS MORNING IN THE SENATE. THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE SAYS HE PREFERRED FURTHER NEGOTIATION WITH ACKERMAN, GIVEN DEMOCRATIC SENATORS' UNWILLINGNESS TO VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICANS' PROPOSALS. LATER THIS MORNING, THE GOVERNOR MET WITH THE SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE, WHILE REPUBLICANS MET IN ACKERMAN'S OFFICE. ACKERMAN ALSO MET WITH THE GOVERNOR, WHO TOLD THE MINORITY LEADER HE WANTS A BUDGET PASSED SOON.

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

SOT: (:26)

SAYS: "UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN A COMPROMISE IS MADE THE GOVERNOR HAS THE POWER OF HIS BLUE PENCIL AND YOU WOULD ASSUME WHEN IT'S A REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR HE WOULD USE HIS BLUE PENCIL THAT IS MAKE VETOES OVER ITEMS IN THE BUDGET THAT WOULD BE APPROVED BY REPUBLICANS. THAT'S WHY IT'S SUCH A BIG BENEFIT TO HAVE YOUR OWN PARTY AS THE GOVERNOR."

SUPER: SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DICK ACKERMAN/R-TUSTIN

SOT: (:24)

SAYS: "HE HAS ALWAYS INDICATED HE WOULD USE THE BLUE PENCIL, SOME OF THE ITEMS ARE PROBABLY ALREADY IN OUR CUT LIST AND SOME OF THE ITEMS YOU CAN'T BLUE PENCIL, YOU CAN'T BLUE PENCIL EVERYTHING. LIKE WHAT? SOME ISSUES, LIKE WE'RE TRYING TO RE-ENACT HIS MAY REVISE WITH CAL WORKS, YOU CAN'T VETO THAT, YOU EITHER HAVE IT OR YOU DON'T HAVE IT."

VO TAG: REPUBLICANS ARE ALSO CONCERNED THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SUE CITIES AND COUNTIES FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THAT DON'T FACTOR CLIMATE CHANGE INTO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORTS. THEY HOPE TO INCLUDE THIS AS SUPPLEMENTAL BILLS TO THE BUDGET,BUT THERE IS NO DEMOCRATIC SUPPORT TO DO SO. THE BUDGET IS 26 DAYS OVERDUE.

EXTRA BITES:

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

SOT: (:30)

SAYS: "THE REASON THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO THE FLOOR RIGHT NOW IS BECAUSE DICK ACKERMAN AND I HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT WAYS WE CAN FIND SOME KIND OF COMPROMISE I DON' THINK ANYBODY WANTS TO END UP DISCREDITING THE INSTITUTION AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GETTING CLOSE TO DOING IF WE CONTINUE TO GO IN THIS DIRECTION SO WE'RE TRYING TO DECELERATE THE RHETORIC GET THE GOVERNOR ACTIVELY ENGAGED WITH DICK AND I AND THE GOVERNOR AND THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS AND TRY TO RESOLVE THIS."

IN RESPONSE TO CALLING REPUBLICANS YESTERDAY FISCAL TERRORISTS:

SOT: (:51)

SAYS: "I DON'T LOSE MY TEMPER VERY OFTEN SO I'M NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE FOR THAT, BLACKMAIL PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER WORD, BUT NAH, I TOLD DICK THIS MORNING IT WAS INTEMPERATE BUT BORNE OUT OF MY FRUSTRATION THAT SOMEBODY CAN GO THROUGH MONTHS, AND MONTHS OF NEGOTIATION AND SOMEBODY COULD STAND UP AND SAY WE AIN'T GOING. PRETTY SOON PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO GET PAID AND JOBS AREN'T GOING TO GET DONE. BUT I'M GOING TO LET THIS DEGENERATE BUT WHAT I DID I DID AND YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO GET IT AGAIN TODAY."

SOT: (:15)

SAYS: "A LOT OF REPUBLICANS ARE VERY CLEAR THAT THEY WON'T VOTE FOR A BUDGET A LOT OF THEM FOR PHILOSOPHICAL, REASONS SOME OF THEM FOR RELIGIOUS REASONS, AND I RESPECT THAT. THEY'VE NEVER PUT UP A UNANIMOUS CAUCUS EVER, EVEN THAT YEAR THEY WERE IN CHARGE."

SPANISH BITE:

SUPER: SENATOR LOU CORREA/D-SANTA ANA

SOT: (:16)

SAYS: "TENEMOS QUE ESCOGER ... DE ESTE GRAN ESTADO."

SUPER: SENATOR JEFF DENHAM/R-MERCED

SOT: (:07)

SAYS: "WE STILL WANT TO COME TOGETHER WITH THE DEMOCRATS AND PROPOSE A BALANCED BUDGET SO IF THEY REJECT THESE CUTS WE'LL FIND MORE."

SOT: (:10)

SAYS: "TAXPAYERS ARE GETTING RIPPED OFF BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO SEE PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR FIXING OUR ROADS BECAUSE OF THE LAWSUITS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS PROPOSING WITHOUT HAVING ANY REGULATIONS TO BACK THOSE UP."

SUPER: SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DICK ACKERMAN/R-TUSTIN

ON TERRORIST REMARK:

SOT: (:04)

SAYS: "WE TRY TO KEEP IT ABOVE BOARD, CALLING PEOPLE NAMES DOESN'T HELP PEOPLE TO NEGOTIATE."

SOT: (:09)

SAYS: "WE'RE TRYING TO GET THOSE ROADS BUILT QUICKER, WE'RE TRYING TO DO BOND IMPLEMENTATION LANGUAGE AND OTHER MATTERS TO TRY AND MAKE SURE THAT MONEY DOES GET THERE AND RIGHT NOW WE DON'T HAVE AGREEMENT FROM ALL SIDES THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN OR NOT."

SOT: (:11)

SAYS: "HE SAID HE'D LIKE TO GET A BUDGET AS SOON AS WE CAN, SO I SORT OF GAVE HIM A STATUS REPORT WHERE WE WERE AND HE SAID ARE YOU GOING TO MEET WITH SENATOR PERATA AGAIN? I SAID YES I AM, HE SAID OKAY, LET ME KNOW WHAT I CAN DO TO HELP."

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