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Friday, October 5th, 2007
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1. INDIAN CASINO REFERENDUM VO/SOT
Supporters of a referendum to overturn four Indian Casino compacts negotiated by the Governor and approved by the legislature say they have enough signatures to qualify to put the measure to popular vote. The group No on Unfair Gambling Deals says they will turn in the signatures today to election officials. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND HEARING VO/SOT
The Assembly Education Committee is meeting to discuss reauthorization of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Education groups and teachers unions plan to testify that the Democratic leadership's plan to reauthorize the act will put what it calls undue emphasis on test scores and make it more difficult to retain teachers. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. TOXICS STANDARDS FORUM VO/SOT
The California Department of Toxic Control Substances is sponsoring a forum to discuss the possibility of adopting European and Canadian industrial toxic chemical regulatory models for California. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. CHP GRADUATION VO/SOT
One-Hundred and Thirty-Two California Highway Patrol Cadets will graduate this morning from the CHP Academy in West Sacramento, and become officers assigned to CHP stations throughout the state. Commissioner Mike Brown will deliver the Commencement address; family members will pin badges on the newly graduated officers. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Ground Beef Recall - The state Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat ground beef sold at Wal Mart stores throughout California and Albertson's in Southern California under names such as Topps, Sam's Choice and Butcher's Best. 25 e-coli illnesses are under investigation on the East Coast that may be connected to the recalled product. No illnesses have been reported in California.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Sacramento for private meetings.
The Senate and Assembly have adjourned for the 2007 regular session. Special session for water and healthcare is ongoing. The 2008 session convenes January 7th.
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