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Friday, September 21, 2007
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1. TAXPAYER MONEY WASTED VO/SOT
Due to phone calls to the state's anonymous tip line, the California State Auditor has discovered state employees have used state equipment, staff, resource and time to conduct their own private business, the Highway Patrol purchased vans it is not using and another employee extensively viewed pornographic websites on state owned computers. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. HEALTH REFORM & LAWMAKER POLL VO/SOT
The latest poll by the Public Policy Institute of California indicates state residents approve of Arnold Schwarzenegger's health care proposals, have a lower opinion of state elected officials than they have since Gray Davis was recalled. Efforting soundbites and video from PPIC director.
3. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE VO/SOT
The State Capitol Park rose garden will be the site of Sacramento's ceremony marking the International Day of Peace. Last year 3500 peace day events took place in 200 nations. The United Nations passed a resolution in 1981 asking state, cities, groups and organizations to mark the international Day of Peace. The Capitol celebration will be marked with prayers from a variety of religious organizations and multi cultural dance groups performances. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. CAPITOL TREE PLANTING VO/SOT
The Sacramento Tree Foundation will plant a tree at the State Capitol in honor of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. She is being honored with the planting of a valley oak for her efforts throughout rural Kenya to have native women plant trees to combat greenhouse gas emissions. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Perspectives The Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce will host its annual public policy forum at the Convention Center
Cal Trans Charity The California Department of Transportation will begin its charitable campaign contribution with a celebration on the Capitol steps with former Oakland Raider Rick Jennings attending.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is at a Sony Pictures groundbreaking event in Los Angeles, deliver a welcome address at the Republican National Committee in San Diego and sign a charter school bill at a San Diego charter school.
The Senate and Assembly have adjourned for the 2007 session. Special session is ongoing. The regular 2008 session convenes January 7th.
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