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MONDAY, AUGUST 27 TH, 2007
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1. U.S. OUT OF IRAQ VOTE VO/SOT
The Assembly is scheduled to vote on the State Senate resolution urging the United States to withdraw its military troops from Iraq. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. LEAD AMMUNITION BAN VO/SOT
The group Protect the Condors Coalition will ask the Fish and Game Commission to ban lead ammunition in California. The group says a California Condor recently died from lead poisoning. Condors are scavengers, and sometimes eat animals killed by hunters but left in the wild, ingesting fatal quantities of lead ammunition. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. SANSKRIT IN THE SENATE VO/SOT
A Hindu chaplain will read the State Senate's opening prayer from ancient Sanskrit scriptures during today's session, which is believed to be the first time Senate session has started with a prayer recited in Sanskrit. Senate records for prayer readings extend back to 1992, and no Sanskrit prayer has been recited since then. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. HEALTH CARE CLOCKS VO/SOT
Members of a union-financed health care reform group will lobby at the capitol today, delivering clocks to lawmakers urging them to pass a health care package in a "timely" manner. Efforting soundbites and video.
5. VOLUNTARY VEHICLE RETIREMENTS VO/SOT
The California Air Resources Board will met with representatives of the Bureau of Automotive Repair to discuss the results of various Voluntary Accelerated Vehicle Retirement (VAVR) programs from throughout the state. The VAVR program pays money to state residents for scrapping older, heavily polluting vehicles. Efforting soundbites and video,
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Controller Tour State Controller John Chiang will host a tour of the facility where checks are being printed for nursing homes and other facilities that were unable to be paid during the budget impasse which delayed the budget 55 days beyond its July 1 deadline.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Los Angeles for private meetings.
The Senate convenes at noon. The Assembly convenes at 1 P.M.
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