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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007
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1. DAM WATER HEARING VO/SOT
The first public hearing on the special session topic of water will occur at the State Capitol this afternoon. Today's hearing includes testimony from the Delta Vision Task Force, hydrology and legal experts regarding the delta smelt decision which will curtail pumping of water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, reducing water supply to the South San Francisco Bay, Central Valley and Southern California and bond experts from the Legislative Analysts Office. Several local elected officials from the San Joaquin Valley are caravanning up for a rally, calling on lawmakers to consider dams as part of a water bond package. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. COMMUNITY COLLEGE INITIATIVE VO/SOT
Student leaders from community colleges throughout California will explain why they believe the Community College Initiative that will be on the February 5, 2008 ballot is so critical. Proposition 92 will reduce community college fees for 15 dollars per semester unit, and limit future fee hikes. It would set aside more of the state budget that state law currently requires to Kindergarten through 12th grade education for community colleges. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. ILLEGAL SCHOLARSHIP RALLY VO/SOT
A group of several community coalitions including high school students will march to the Capitol to rally and urge the governor to sign a bill that will allow undocumented students enrolled in California high schools for three or more years to apply for state tuition aid. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. ARCHIVE TOUR VO/SOT
The Chief Archivist will lead a behind the scenes tour of the State Archives at the Secretary of State building in Sacramento. Items include historical road signs and the mug book from San Quentin Prison. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in China and Scotts Valley for private meetings.
The Senate and Assembly have adjourned for the 2007 regular session. Special session for water and healthcare is ongoing, with an informational hearing on water taking place today at the State Capitol. The 2008 session convenes January 7th.
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