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Wednesday, September 19, 2007
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1. TRIBAL GAMBLING INITIATIVE VO/SOT
A group attempting to qualify a ballot measure that would prohibit compacts with four tribes ratified by the legislature and governor claims the opposition to this initiative is aggressively attempting to block signature gathering efforts. The compacts with the four tribes would allow one of the largest Indian Casino expansions in United States history. The group opposed to the compact is comprised of horse race track workers, unions and other tribes that have negotiated separate compacts. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. LETTUCE RECALL VO/SOT
Federal Food and Drug Administration officials have become involved in the voluntary recall of Dole Heart's Delight lettuce mix sold in the United States and Canada. The lettuce was sold in the Midwestern and Eastern United States and Canada. The president of Dole says the company is working with officials from the United States Food and Drug Administration, Canadian Food Inspection Agency and several state health departments in the United States. Nobody from California's Department of Public Health has returned calls to ascertain what role if any they are playing in the recall and investigation. Two of the four types of lettuce in the mix came from California. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. AGRICULTURE PLAN VO/SOT
The board that advises the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the governor on the state's 32 billion dollar agricultural industry will convene in Sacramento to discuss partnerships with the Great Valley Center which is attempting to determine best use of land and how best to attract jobs to the Central Valley. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Poizner/Insurance Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner will visit Sacramento State University to convince students to make sure they have current health insurance and haven't been dropped from their parents plans and to carry renters and auto insurance. College aged drivers are involved in 186,543 accidents in 2006 in California and lost nine million dollars in stolen property on University of California and Cal State University campuses.
Diversity Report -- The University of California Student Association will rally outside the Regent's meeting, along with Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez who is a regent in an attempt to encourage the board to retain programs in the system to ensure a diverse student body. The students will carry umbrellas and "Don't water it down" posters to the event. Efforting soundbites and video.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in El Monte (Los Angeles area) for a kids fitness event with President Bill Clinton.
The Senate and Assembly have adjourned for the 2007 session. Special session is ongoing. Both houses convene January 7th for the 2008 session.
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