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CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

SACRAMENTO, CA

(916) 446-7890

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

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1. GOVERNOR BILL SIGNING.................................VO/SOT

2. SPECIAL SESSION UPDATE...............................VO/SOT

3. FAMILY PLANNING BILL.....................................VO/SOT

4. FINANCIAL REPORTS ON PAPER.....................VO/SOT

5. LT. GOVERNOR/HIGHER EDUCATION..............VO/SOT

GOVERNOR BILL SIGNING VO/SOT

LIVE:

GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER SIGNED LEGISLATION THIS MORNING AUTHORIZING THE CONVERSION OF A WOMEN'S PRISON INTO A MALE INMATE RE-ENTRY FACILITY. IT IS THE FIRST OF WHAT MAY EVENTUALLY BE DOZENS OF SUCH FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

SUPER: TODAY/ NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WOMEN'S FACILITY-STOCKTON

VO: (:25)

THE RE-ENTRY FACILITIES ARE PLANNED TO HOUSE AS MANY AS 500 INMATES EACH FOR AS MANY AS 16-THOUSAND TOTAL INMATES AS PART OF AB-900, A PRISON REFORM BILL THE GOVERNOR SIGNED INTO LAW LAST MAY. THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE RE-ENTRY FACILITIES WILL HOUSE INMATES DURING THE FINAL MONTHS OF THEIR PRISON SENTENCES NEAR THEIR HOME COMMUNITIES. HE SAYS THEY WILL ENABLE INMATES TO RECEIVE JOB TRAINING AND REHABILITATION SERVICES IN COOPERATION WITH LOCAL AGENCIES, TO REDUCE PRISON OVERCROWDING AND INMATE RECIDIVISM.

SUPER: GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER-NO FONT

SOT: (0:29)

SAYS: "THIS IS THE IDEA. TO HAVE THOSE RE-ENTRY FACILITIES SO WE CAN SEND..., ...THAT IS NOT THE IDEA."

SUPER: SENATOR MIKE MACHADO/D-LINDEN

SOT: (0:27)

SAYS: "THIS COMMUNITY HAD A LOT OF ANXIETY FOR THIS FACILITY BECOMING USED AS A PRISON FOR MEN...,COULD SUCCEED IN THE COMMUNITY."

VO TAG:

SENATOR MIKE MACHADO WROTE THE BILL AUTHORIZING THE CONVERSION OF THE WOMEN'S PRISON.

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ON FEDERAL JUDGES' CONCERNS THE GOVERNOR'S PRISON REFORM PLAN MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO PREVENT THE EARLY RELEASE OF PRISON INMATES DUE TO OVERCROWDED CONDITIONS:

SUPER: GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER-NO FONT

SOT: (0:34)

SAYS: "PEOPLE HAVE TO BE KEPT IN PRISON, THEY SHOULD SERVE THEIR TERM..., ...BECAUSE WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF SPACE."

SPECIAL SESSION UPDATE VO/SOT

LIVE: IT HAS BEEN TWO WEEKS SINCE THE GOVERNOR CALLED LAWMAKERS INTO SPECIAL SESSION TO ADDRESS HEALTHCARE REFORM AND WATER POLICY. SINCE THEN, 20 LAWMAKERS HAVE DEPARTED ON LEGISLATIVE TRIPS TO CHINA, BRAZIL AND ARGENTINA AND AZERBAIJAN AND GERMANY. ALL WILL RETURN FROM THOSE TRIPS BY OCTOBER 5TH.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

SUPER: TODAY/NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WOMEN'S FACILITY/SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY

VO: (:20) THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY CHAMBERS WERE EMPTY TODAY, AS WERE COMMITTEE ROOMS. SO FAR THE ONLY COMMITTEE HEARING SCHEDULED IS FOR OCTOBER 4TH ON WATER PROPOSALS TO ADDRESS REHABILITATION OF THE SACRAMENTO-SAN JOAQUIN RIVER DELTA AND WATER SUPPLY FOR THE STATE'S GROWING POPULATION. NO BILLS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED ON HEALTHCARE, BUT PRIVATE MEETINGS BETWEEN THE GOVERNOR, LAWMAKERS AND STAFF HAVE OCCURRED. THE GOVERNOR DID NOT SEEM PARTICULARLY CONCERNED OVER THE LACK OF ACTION AND LAWMAKERS IN SACRAMENTO, EVEN THOUGH THE SECRETARY OF STATE HAS EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FROM SEPTEMBER 27TH TO OCTOBER 16TH THAT A BOND INITIATIVE FOR WATER PROJECTS MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR THE FEBRUARY BALLOT.

SUPER: GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER/NO FONT

SOT: (:42)

SAYS: "THE PEOPLE THAT ARE NEGOTIATING ARE IN SACRAMENTO ... BEING OUT OF THE COUNTRY AND HAVING SOME EDUCATIONAL TRIPS."

SUPER: SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE DON PERATA/D-OAKLAND

SOT: (:20)

SAYS: "EVERY ONE OF THEM ASKED ME WHETHER THEY SHOULD CANCEL THEIR TRIP ... AND THEN THEY'LL BE BACK."

VO TAG: A FEW LAWMAKERS ARE IN SACRAMENTO AS COULD BE SEEN IN THE CAPITOL HALLS THIS MORNING. SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE PERATA INDICATED THAT MAKING THE FEBRUARY BALLOT WAS IMPORTANT BUT NOT A CERTAINTY. HE EXPRESSED LITTLE OPTIMISM THAT ANYTHING WOULD COME FORWARD IN HEALTHCARE REFORM.

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SUPER: SENATOR MIKE MACHADO/D-LINDEN

SOT: (:48)

SAYS: "THE PLAN IS FOR THE SENATE TO CONVENE ON OCTOBER 4TH FOR THE BOND ... BACK IN TIME TO BE ABLE TO ACT ON IT."

SUPER: SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE DON PERATA/D-OAKLAND

SOT: (:30)

SAYS: "WE DON'T HAVE TO BE ON THE FEBRUARY BALLOT ... IT COULD BE AS HIGH AS 70 PERCENT."

SOT: (:11)

SAYS: "I DON'T THINK THERE'S A GOOD SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM ... WE'RE IN TROUBLE."

FAMILY PLANNING BILL VO/SOT

NOT ALL EXTRA BITES MADE THE VIDEO FEED DUE TO TIME. THEY WILL BE ON THE WEB

LIVE: PLANNED PARENTHOOD, GYNECOLOGISTS AND WOMEN'S GROUPS ARE ASKING THE GOVERNOR TO SIGN LEGISLATION THAT THEY CLAIM WILL STOP 10 THOUSAND PEOPLE EACH MONTH FROM BEING TURNED AWAY FROM PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND OTHER CLINICS THAT PROVIDE FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES. SUCH SERVICES INCLUDE CONTRACEPTION AND SCREENING FOR SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES AND BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER, BUT NOT ABORTIONS.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) THE GROUPS MADE THEIR PLEA FOR THEIR LEGISLATION TODAY AT THE STATE CAPITOL. THE BILL CALLS FOR 3.2 MILLION ADDITIONAL DOLLARS FOR REIMBURSEMENT TO THOSE WHO PROVIDE FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES. THAT WOULD LEVERAGE FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT AT A RATE OF NINE TO ONE. NO OPPOSITION TO THE BILL WAS SUBMITTED, BUT ONE ANALYSIS INDICATED IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOES NOT RENEW POLICIES WITH THE STATE, THE ENTIRE 450 MILLION DOLLAR PROGRAM WOULD COME FROM THE STATE'S GENERAL FUND.

SUPER: KATHY KNEER/PRESIDENT/PLANNED PARENTHOOD AFFILIATES OF CALIFORNIA

SOT: (:27)

SAYS: "IT IS TRUE IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DID NOT ... EVEN STATES WITH REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS, CALIFORNIA HAS A REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR."

VO TAG: THE GOVERNOR HAS NOT YET TAKEN A POSITION ON THIS BILL. HE HAS UNTIL OCTOBER 14TH TO SIGN OR VETO IT.

EDITOR'S NOTE:

THE BILL IS SB-94 BY SENATOR SHEILA KUEHL (D-SANTA MONICA).

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SUPER: SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE DON PERATA/D-OAKLAND

SOT: (:45)

SAYS: "WE ARE IN A CHRONIC STATE OF CRISIS ... BEST PLACE TO HAVE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN A POSITION WHERE THEY'VE GOT TO DO IT."

SUPER: JUDY CUNNINGHAM/PLANNED PARENTHOOD SUPPORTER

SOT: (:21)

SAYS: "I WAS 18 YEARS OLD HAD ... NEVER FORGOT THAT."

SUPER: KATHY KNEER/PRESIDENT/PLANNED PARENTHOOD AFFILIATES OF CALIFORNIA

SOT: (:30)

SAYS: "CURRENTLY IN CALIFORNIA WE'VE SEEN AN INCREASE OF CHLAMYDIA, SYPHLIS AND GONNOREAH ... NOT GETTING TREATED."

SUPER: ANN MARIE BENITEZ/PUBLIC POLICY DIRECTOR/PLANNED PARENTHOOD AFFILIATES OF CALIFORNIA

SOT: (:14)

SAYS: "AHORITA NOSOTROS ESTAMOS ... LO MAS ALTO RIESGO."

SOT: (:27)

SAYS: "HAY UNA AUMENTACION DE CASOS .. VA A CRECER MUCHISIMO MAS."

FINANCIAL REPORTS ON PAPER VO/SOT

LIVE: THE SECRETARY OF STATE IS REVIEWING WHETHER THE STATE SHOULD ONLY ACCEPT ELECTRONICALLY FILED CAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOSURE FORMS, OR KEEP WITH THE CURRENT PRACTICE OF REQUIRING A PAPER COPY IN ADDITION TO THE ELECTRONIC FILING. IT HAS BEEN SEVEN YEARS SINCE THE CAL-ACCESS PORTION OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S WEBSITE HAS BEEN ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC.

SUPER: TODAY/SECRETARY OF STATE BUILDING/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:30) A HEARING AT THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE INCLUDED TESTIMONY FROM SIX PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE. THE HEARING INCLUDED STAFF FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE WHICH RETAINS THE DOCUMENTS AND THE FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION WHICH ENFORCES VIOLATIONS OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW THROUGH FINES. THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S FOURTH FLOOR AREA IS FILLED WITH MORE ANNUAL SUBMISSIONS OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PAGES OF DOCUMENTS. NONETHELESS, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE F-P-P-C SAYS HE DOESN'T BELIEVE THE STATE IS READY TO ABANDON THE PAPER DOCUMENTS.

SUPER: ROSS JOHNSON/CHAIRMAN/FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION

SOT: (:30)

SAYS: "WHEN YOU'VE GOT A PIECE OF PAPER WITH THEIR SIGNATURE ON IT ... BUT TO ME THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION IS JUDGING THE EFFECTIVENESS FOR THE ORDINARY CITIZEN OF CALIFORNIA."

VO TAG:

CHAIRMAN ROSS JOHNSON ALSO SAYS THE COMPUTERIZED REPORTS DO NOT SHOW THE ADDRESSES OF THOSE MAKING THE CONTRIBUTIONS, WHEREAS THE PAPER DOCUMENTS DO. THAT MAY PERTAIN IN SOME CASES WHERE TWO DIFFERENT COMPANIES RUN BY THE SAME INDIVIDUAL MIGHT BE MAKING SEPARATE POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS WHICH SOME VOTERS MIGHT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT. SECRETARY OF STATE DEBRA BOWEN DOES NOT HAVE A DEADLINE TO MAKE A DECISION AND IF SHE DOES NOT, THE PROCESS WILL REMAIN AS IS. BOWEN DID NOT ATTEND TODAY'S HEARING.

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SUPER: ROSS JOHNSON/CHAIRMAN/FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION

SOT: (:30)

SAYS: "A PAPER FORM HAS STREET ADDRESSES ... THAT'S NOT AVAILABLE IN THE ELECTRONIC FORMAT."

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