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1. CAL TRANS/BRIDGE INSPECTIONS VO/SOT
Cal Trans bridge inspectors will begin evaluating all bridges in California similar to the one that collapsed in Minneapolis. Those steel deck truss bridges make up a small percentage of the 12,000 state owned bridges and overpasses. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. VOTING MACHINE ANNOUNCEMENT VO/SOT
Secretary of State Debra Bowen (D-Marina del Rey) is expected to announce which of the three voting systems tested will be approved or decertified for the February 2008 presidential primary. Testing showed all three were vulnerable to hacking. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. NO BUDGET/TERM LIMITS VO/SOT
The political campaign strategist leading the drive to change term limits for legislators in California Matt Dowd is speaking in Sacramento at the National Chamber of Commerce convention. This comes as those against changes in term limits criticize keeping those in office that are 34 days late with a state spending plan. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. HEAD START UPDATE VO/SOT
The California head start association met in Sacramento this week to discuss its priorities for the upcoming school year. It's Executive Director says federal funding for Head Start has been reduced about 15 per cent over the past seven years, increasing the workload for local officials who implement the program. Feeding soundbites and video.
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in California with no planned public events.
The Senate is on call of the Pro Tempore. The Assembly is in summer recess until August 20, 2007.
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