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CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

SACRAMENTO, CA

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FAX: (916) 446-7893

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

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BARE NAKED LEVEES? VO/SOT

The California Department of Water Resources is co-sponsoring a symposium to address the impacts of trees and plants on the state's 1600 miles of levees. The Army Corps of Engineers has recommended eliminating vegetation from levees nationwide. In California, some levee engineers say the vegetation stabilizes the levees, while providing habitat for native species. Efforting soundbites and video.

IMMIGRATION MARCHES AND HEARINGS PLANNED VO/SOT

Immigrant groups, union members and other civic groups will conduct a press conference at the Federal Building in Sacramento to announce pro illegal immigrant marches throughout the nation on September first and a public hearing at the State Capitol regarding deportations and raids of illegal immigrants. Efforting soundbites and video.

HEALTHCARE REFORM VO/SOT

Legislative leaders and the governor are expected to discuss healthcare reform at the State Capitol this morning. Schwarzenegger and lawmakers have pledged to make healthcare reform a top priority this year and other than introducing competing bills to do so, not much has been accomplished. Efforting soundbites and video.

VETS HONORED AT STATE FAIR VO/SOT

Members of California's law enforcement community, veterans and armed services will be honored in a ceremony at the California State Fair. Efforting soundbites and video.

--FYI ONLY NO VIDEO

Energy Hearing The Senate's Energy Committee will conduct an informational hearing about the Public Utilities Commission's role in the reduction of greenhouse gases called for in California's landmark law to reduce emissions 25 percent by 2020.

Prison Overcrowding The Assembly Public Safety Committee will conduct an informational hearing about overcrowding in the state prisons.

Teen Drinking The California Highway Patrol's Assistant Commissioner will take part in an event at the State Fair to discourage teen drinking and driving.

GOVERNOR'S SCHEDULE

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Sacramento for private meetings.

LEGISLATURE'S SCHEDULE

The Senate and Assembly check in.

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