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Monday, October 8, 2007
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1. WATER HEARING VO/SOT
The Senate Committee on Water and Natural Resources will convene for hearings about two bills that would appropriate new bond money for water projects including conservation and reservoirs and to discuss bills that would authorize spending of existing bond funds for water projects. This is part of the special session for water issues convened by the governor after a federal court ruled to reduce pumping of water out of the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta to protect endangered fish species. That will reduce the water available to 25 million Californians who depend on the delta for drinking and agricultural water. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. FOOD AND CARBON EMISSIONS VO/SOT
Researchers, government officials and food industry representatives from Europe and the United States will meet for a conference at the University of California Davis to discuss reduction of greenhouse gases in food production. From the gathering, organizers hope to develop priorities for policy and research regarding food production and its environmental impact. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. WORKING ON COLUMBUS DAY VO/SOT
Today is the Columbus Day holiday observance for employees at the State Capitol. The Senate is still convening and requiring employees to work today, promising another day off in the future in its place. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Sacramento for private meetings.
The Senate and Assembly have adjourned for the 2007 regular session. Special sessions for healthcare and water reform are on going with a Senate water hearing set for today. The 2008 session convenes January 7th.
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