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CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

SACRAMENTO, CA

(916) 446-7890

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

TO REQUEST 16 BY 9 FILES OF THE CTNS NEWSFEED ONLINE PLEASE CONTACT VENUS AT HER CELL OR EMAIL. THE PRELIM, MIDDAY AND SCRIPTS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AT WWW.CTNSNEWS.COM .

1. BUDGET 31 DAYS OVERDUE.............................VO/SOT

2. BUDGET/VECTOR CONTROL DISTRICTS.........VO/SOT

3. FOX NEWS PROTEST/GLOBAL WARMING.......VO/SOT

4. HEALTH EDUCATION GRANT............................VO/SOT

5. CHP OFFICER/CRITICAL....................................VO/RAW

1. BUDGET 31 DAYS LATE VO/SOT

LIVE: AFTER ABOUT A ONE HOUR MEETING WITH GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER AT THE STATE CAPITOL THIS AFTERNOON, REPUBLICANS REPORTED PROGRESS BUT NO DEAL OF THE STATE BUDGET. CALIFORNIA'S SPENDING PLAN IS NOW 31 DAYS OVERDUE.

SUPER: TODAY/SACRAMENTO

SUPER: FILE

VO: (:30)

PROVIDERS OF SUBSIDIZED CHILD CARE INVITED REPORTERS TO A DAYCARE CENTER IN SACRAMENTO TO STRESS THAT SUBSIDIZED CHILD CARE PAYMENTS WERE NOT BEING MADE DUE TO THE LACK OF A SPENDING PLAN, AND THAT IT COULD IMPACT 250 THOUSAND KIDS THROUGHOUT THE STATE WHO RECEIVE SUCH CARE. DAY CARE PROVIDERS FEAR WITHOUT THE STATE FUNDING THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PAY RENT AND STAFF AND PROVIDE FOOD TO THE CHILDREN IN THEIR CARE. HOSPITALS THROUGHOUT THE STATE ALSO SAY THEY WILL ALSO STOP RECEIVING MEDI-CAL REIMBURSEMENTS FOR TREATING SUCH PATIENTS WHICH WILL COST 227 MILLION DOLLARS PER WEEK. REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION SAY MEMBERS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PAY VENDORS WHO PROVIDE FOOD SERVICE, PHARMACEUTICALS, AND OTHER MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, ESPECIALLY IN HOSPITALS WITH LARGE NUMBERS OF MEDI-CAL PATIENTS. A CONTINGENCY FUND PROVIDED THROUGH THE HEALTH CARE SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN DEPLETED.

SUPER: JAN EMERSON/EXTERNAL AFFAIRS DIRECTOR/CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION

SOT: (:28)

SAYS: "WE HAVE HAD A CONTINGENCY FUND THAT EXISTED TO DEAL WITH SITUATIONS LIKE THIS, AND THAT CONTINGENCY FUND HAS A TWO BILLION DOLLAR FIGURE THAT IS AVAILABLE TO BE PAID WHEN THE BUDGET ISN'T PASSED ON TIME. THIS YEAR HOWEVER, WE RAN THROUGH THAT CONTINGENCY FUND IN ONE MONTH SO THERE IS NO CONTINGENCY FUND AVAILABLE, THIS IS NOT SCARE TACTICS, THIS IS REAL. THAT MEANS THIS WEEK HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WILL NOT BE PAID FOR SERVICES THAT THEY ARE PROVIDING TO PATIENTS."

SUPER: SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DICK ACKERMAN/R-TUSTIN

SOT: (:17)

SAYS: "SURE IT HAS A REAL WORLD IMPACT ON EVERYONE BUT ALSO GETTING A RESPONSIBLE BUDGET HAS A REAL WORLD IMPACT BOTH TODAY AND TOMORROW, AND WE'RE LOOKING AT BOTH SHORT TERM AND LONG TERM, LONG TERM IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND UNLESS WE HAVE A BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR, WE COULD BE LOOKING AT THIS SITUATION OVER AND OVER AGAIN."

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO TAG:

SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DICK ACKERMAN SAYS HE AND HIS CAUCUS MEMBERS ARE WILLING TO PASS EMERGENCY LEGISLATION TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS WHERE NEEDED BUT ADMITS NOT ALL HOSPITALS OR CHILD CARE SITUATIONS WOULD QUALIFY AS EMERGENCIES. THE ASSEMBLY WOULD ALSO HAVE TO APPROVE SUCH FUNDING IF IT CLEARED THE SENATE AND THEY HAVE ADJOURNED FOR THEIR SUMMER RECESS AFTER PASSING A VERSION OF THE BUDGET SENATE REPUBLICANS SAY THEY WON'T SUPPORT BECAUSE IT CONTAINS A 700 MILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT. ACKERMAN SAYS HE HOPES TO MEET WITH SENATE PRO TEMPORE DON PERATA LATER THIS AFTERNOON. PERATA'S SPOKESWOMAN SAYS THE PRO TEMPORE IS WAITING FOR THAT MEETING, BUT NONE HAS BEEN SET YET.

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SUPER: SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DICK ACKERMAN/R-TUSTIN

SOT: (:11)

SAYS: "WE CAN'T TAKE CARE OF THE ENTIRE WORLD, WE CAN ONLY DO WHAT WE CAN DO BUT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE A RESPONSIBLE AND I THINK PEOPLE LOOKING AT THE LONG TERM SITUATION ARE GOING TO SAY YOU'VE GOT TO LOOK LONG TERM AND SHORT TERM."

SOT: (:07)

SAYS: "THE GOAL POSTS HAVE NOT BEEN MOVED. THE GOAL POSTS ARE THERE, THEY'VE BEEN THERE FROM THE BEGINNING AND HOPEFULLY WE'RE GOING TO GET THE BALL THROUGH THEM."

SUPER: JAN EMERSON/EXTERNAL AFFAIRS DIRECTOR/CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION

SOT: (:31)

SAYS: "IT WON'T DO ANYTHING TO PRICES AND FOR PATIENTS WHO NEED HEALTHCARE SERVICES, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO GET THEM UNDER FEDERAL LAW HOSPITALS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE CARE TO ANYONE WHO SHOWS UP IN AN EMERGENCY ROOM, SO THAT WILL CONTINUE TO HAPPEN, BUT IT IS A PROBLEM FOR HOSPITALS TO CONTINUE TO MAKE PAYROLL, PAY THE VENDORS, AND EVEN IF THEY CAN GET A LOAN WHICH MANY OF THEM WILL TO COVER THEM, THEY'RE STILL GOING TO BE OUT SOME AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR THE INTEREST PAYMENTS BECAUSE THE STATE WON'T PAY THEM THE INTEREST PAYMENTS."

SUPER: KATHY LAFFERTY/NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SECTION PRESIDENT/CHILD DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATORS ASSOCIATION

SOT: (:23)

SAYS: "IF WE CAN'T HAVE STAFF WE CANNOT RUN A CENTER AND WE CAN'T KEEP CENTERS OPEN IF WE CAN'T PAY OUR RENT, IF YOU CAN'T PAY YOUR STAFF, YOU CAN'T BUY THE FOOD, THERE'S BEEN YEARS WHERE I'VE PUT OUT DEAR CREDITOR LETTERS TO STALL ON SOME OF THOSE THINGS, BUT LEGALLY YOU HAVE TO PAY YOUR STAFF AND IF YOU CAN'T YOU HAVE TO CLOSE."

SOT: (:21)

SAYS: "I SEE BUSINESSES THAT ARE VERY SMALL SHORTENING TO ACCOMMODATE FEWER WORKERS, I SEE THEM HIRING NEW WORKERS SO THAT THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE JUST GOTTEN OFF WELFARE ARE LOOKING FOR JOBS AGAIN, THERE'S A LARGE RAMIFICATION FOR ALL OF US IF THESE FAMILIES AREN'T KEPT STABLE AND WORKING."

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