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Friday, August 10, 2007
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1. HIGHER GAS TAXES??? VO/SOT
The Legislative Analyst office has indicated the state should raise its gas tax to provide an additional two billion dollars annually to pay for highway and road maintenance. The director of the Department of Transportation has indicated the state and nation have neglected highway improvements and repairs for decades. Taxpayer advocacy groups contend the state raises enough money through current taxes that is diverted from legitimate transportation purposes. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. MIGDEN NO CONTEST VO/SOT
The Solano County District Attorney will file one misdemeanor count against Senator Carole Migden (D-San Francisco) for a car accident in Solano County on May 18 that injured a woman and her toddler. Migden issued a statement through her political advisor stating she would pay the fine for the reckless driving charge, and plead no contest. The Highway Patrol expects to release copies of the 911 calls made from other motorists regarding what they described as erratic driving by the Senator as soon as charges are filed. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. POLITICAL MEMORABILIA VO/SOT
Collectors of political memorabilia are preparing for the largest such show in the west that is scheduled for next week in Reno, Nevada. The American Political Items Collectors say the 2008 presidential race has generated interest in buttons and other mementos of political campaigns present and past. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger remains out of state with no public events.
The Senate is on call of the Pro Tempore. The Assembly is in recess until August 20th.
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