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CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE
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Tuesday, September 25, 2007
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1. VICTIMS PROTEST PAROLE POLICY VO/SOT
Crime Victims United of California will protest what it calls problems in the state parole policy at the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation headquarters in Sacramento. The group says current Corrections parole policy allows for early release of dangerous parolees and inadequate parole policies to supervise the state's growing number of parolees. The group claims the department is giving inmates more voice than the victims in limiting who can speak on victims behalf at parole hearings. A similar protest is happening at Soledad State Prison in Monterey County where a parole hearing for convicted murderer Kerry Conley is taking place. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. FLEX FUEL VEHICLE HEARING VO/SOT
The Senate Governmental Organization and Select Committee on Air Quality will convene a second hearing on the purchase of flex fuel vehicles by the state. The state purchased a 17 million dollar fleet of General Motors cars that are able to operate with gasoline or ethanol. The committees have documents which indicate state policy on the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles was changed so GM would be the only vehicles qualified for purchase, due to the governor's long relationship with the auto manufacturer.
3. CHILD CARE RALLY VO/SOT
Parents, child care providers, and small business owners are calling on the governor to sign legislation that will allow providers to unionize. Supporters of the bill say that child care providers are leaving the business because they can't afford to stay in it. Bill supporters contend the loss of providers will make it more difficult for working parents to find affordable child care. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. MURDER VICTIM REMEMBRANCE VO/SOT
A rally at the State Capitol will mark the National Day of Remembrance for murder victims. Memorial posters and quilts will be included in the rally. Efforting soundbites and video.
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College Affordability The California Post Secondary Education Commission will discuss the affordability of two and four year colleges in California.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Sacramento where he will present the medal of valor awards for fire and law enforcement. A CTNS PHOTOGRAPHER WILL COVER THIS EVENT. CONTACT MARCIA, FRANK OR JAN TO ORDER A SPECIAL FEED
The Senate and Assembly have adjourned for the 2007 session. Special session is ongoing. The 2008 session convenes January 7th.
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