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Preliminary Rundown for 9/04/07

CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

SACRAMENTO, CA

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FAX: (916) 446-7893

Tuesday, September 4th , 2007

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1. BUDGET ANALYSIS VO/SOT

The Legislative Analyst's Office is releasing its report Major Features of the 2007 California Budget. The gist of the report is that the newly approved budget will not increase the state's deficit, state government faces an operating shortfall of about $5 billion dollars each year starting in 2008 -2009. Efforting soundbites and video.

2. BACK TO SCHOOL MESSAGE VO/SOT

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell will visit a Sacramento Elementary school this morning, touting a back-to school message he has posted on the web site You-Tube. Efforting soundbites and video.

3. Healthcare Reform Message VO/SOT

The group "It's Our Healthcare" will post members at entrances to the capitol for the next two weeks, with a daily message intended to spur state lawmakers into passing a health care reform bill. Today's message is "Because staying alive shouldn't be a luxury." Efforting soundbites and video.

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GOVERNOR'S SCHEDULE

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Fresno, announcing a gang-intervention initiative.

LEGISLATURE'S SCHEDULE

The Senate convenes at Noon. The Assembly convenes at 1 P.M. They plan to be in the Capitol six more days.

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