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1. GOP on Water Storage VO/SOT
Republican lawmakers this morning will discuss their demands for increasing water storage as part of pending water legislation, part of the Governor's call for a special legislative session. GOP lawmakers say there is a vital need to increase surface water storage, and will discuss the status of the water bill negotiations. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. California Government Debt VO/SOT
The Public Policy Institute of California is hosting a conference on California state government indebtedness. Conference speakers include Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill, State Controller John Chaing, Department of Finance Director Mike Genest, and State Treasurer Bill Lockyer.
Bonus- Stem Cell Bond Sale: Efforting sound bite from state Treasurer Bill Lockyer on today's opportunity for individuals to purchase general obligation bonds to finance California's stem cell research.
3. Fast Food Quiz VO/SOT
Supporters of a bill that would require the posting of caloric content of food items on restaurant menus are staging a fast food quiz-show type event this morning at the capitol. Participants say such menu labeling will help decrease obesity among state residents. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. High Tech Classroom VO/SOT
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell will visit a Sacramento school classroom equipped with a fully wireless, high-speed access digital learning environment. The school reports that implementing the new classroom environment has improved attendance, increased learning, and reduced student discipline problems. Efforting soundbites and video.
5. Disabled Worker Bill VO/SOT
Supporters of a bill that would increase payments to permanently disabled workers will meet att he capitol this morning, urging the governor to sign the bill. SB 936 by Don Perata (D-Oakland) would partially restore payments to permanently disabled workers that were lowered by Governor Schwarzenegger's 2004 Worker's Compensation Reform bill. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Hospital Discharge Hearing The Aging and Long Term Care and Health Committees will conduct a joint informational hearing about hospital discharge procedures for senior citizens.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Shanghai, China, attending the Global Policy Summit.
The Senate and Assembly have adjourned for the 2007 regular session. Special session is ongoing, with staff from legislative leaders and the governor's office meeting to discuss pending legislation on water issues and health care reform. The regular 2008 session starts January 7th.
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