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Tuesday, August 21, 2007
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1. RETIRED PEOPLE RALLY VO/SOT
The American Association of Retired Persons will rally at the State Capitol to urge the legislature and governor to reform health care in California. The Governor is one of the speakers who will attend the rally. Now that the budget is passed, the governor and several lawmakers have said they will make health care reform a priority. About six and a half million Californians do not have insurance. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. ATTORNEY GENERAL IN SACRAMENTO VO/SOT
Attorney General Jerry Brown is in Sacramento to introduce his law enforcement division chief. Brown yesterday announced a settlement with San Bernardino County after suing them for failing to factor greenhouse gas emissions into development plans. Curbing such lawsuits was negotiated into the final version of the state budget's accompanying bills. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. HIGH SCHOOL DROP OUTS AT CAPITOL VO/SOT
The California Dropout Research Project will discuss new findings regarding the costs of high school drop outs to the state's economy in a news conference at the State Capitol. Former drop outs and the study's authors will attend the news conference. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. HIGH SPEED RAIL VO/SOT
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) and Senator Dean Florez (D-Shafter) will urge the governor to not veto funding for high speed rail as he line item vetoes 700 million dollars from the state budget as he promised Senate Republicans he would. Efforting soundbites and video.
5. DEPORTED WOMAN'S SON VO/SOT
Eight year old Saul Arellano will attend a news conference at the State Capitol regarding his mother Elvira Arellano who was deported after seeking sanctuary in a Chicago church for more than a year. Senator Gil Cedillo is hosting the news conference, claiming this family's situation illustrates the failure of congress to enact immigration reform this year. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Superintendent/Resource Center State Schools Superintendent Jack O'Connell will attend the grand opening of a resource center for teachers in Sacramento County.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will address the AARP rally at the State Capitol.
The Senate and Assembly check in.
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