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1. CAMPAIGN PRACTICES VO/SOT
The Fair Political Practices Commission meets this morning to discuss rules on campaign expenditures during recounts, and campaign spending following elections. A spokesman confirms the commission has been asked to investigate the spending of campaign account money by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez. Some groups contend the money that can be legally used for legislative expenses was used to finance lavish European vacations. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. SEISMIC SOJOURN? VO/SOT
The Seismic Safety Commission meets this morning to consider whether to send an eight-member team to Japan to study the impact of last's summer Japan earthquake on the automotive industry. Estimated cost for the trip is 50-thousand dollars. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. NATIONAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE VO/SOT
The Sacramento Regional Office of Homeland Security begins its two day annual conference this morning, to discuss topics including the socio-economic implications of disasters, animal rescue programs, and pandemic awareness. Efforting soundbites and video with conference organizers, speakers.
4. SMOKING IN CARS WITH KIDS SOT/FILE
The Governor late yesterday signed a bill that will fine drivers or passengers 100 dollars for smoking in cars with child passengers. Feeding soundbite from press conference in March when Schwarzenegger was asked about such parents.
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Controller's Office Scare Hazardous materials experts reported to one of the State Controllers Offices in Sacramento when employees in the unclaimed property division found mysterious vials. It was determined no substance had been released from the vials, but what was in the vials is under investigation.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Sacramento where he will meet with the British Conservative Party leader later this afternoon. He is signing and vetoing bills which he has until midnight October 14th to act upon.
The Senate and Assembly have adjourned for the 2007 regular session. Special session continues for water and healthcare reform. The regular 2008 session convenes January 7th.
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