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CTNS SCRIPTS

CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

SACRAMENTO, CA

(916) 446-7890

Friday, October 12, 2007

TO REQUEST 16 BY 9 FILES OF THE CTNS NEWSFEED ONLINE PLEASE CONTACT VENUS AT HER EMAIL OR CELL. THE PRELIM, MIDDAY AND SCRIPTS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AT WWW.CTNSNEWS.COM .

1. GOVERNOR/BILL DEADLINE..............................VO/SOT

2. SPEAKER DISCUSSES SPENDING.............SOTS ONLY

3. SPEAKER'S PRESS CONFERENCE...................VO/SOT

4. ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILLS..............................VO/SOT

5. BLACK CAUCUS PRIORITIES............................VO/SOT

GOVERNOR/BILL DEADLINE VO/SOT

LIVE:

THIS WEEKEND IS THE LAST TIME GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER CAN REVIEW BILLS PASSED DURING THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION THAT ENDED SEPTEMBER 14TH . THE DEADLINE FOR THE GOVERNOR TO SIGN OR VETO BILLS IS MIDNIGHT MONDAY.

SUPER: OCTOBER 8, 2007/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:25)

IN CALIFORNIA, THE GOVERNOR CAN VETO OR APPROVE BILLS BY SIGNING THEM, BUT IF HE TAKES NO ACTION, BILLS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE BECOME LAW BY DEFAULT. AS OF THIS AFTERNOON, THE GOVERNOR HAS SIGNED 548 BILL AND VETOED 73. HE HAS 344 LEFT ON WHICH TO ACT. ONE OF THE BILLS VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR WAS A BALLOT MEASURE PROPOSED BY SENATOR MARK RIDLEY THOMAS WHICH WOULD HAVE LET VOTERS DECIDE IF THE LEGISLATURE SHOULD HAVE GREATER OVERSIGHT OF THE CALIFORNIA BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS.

SUPER: SENATOR MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (0:35)

SAYS: "THE GOVERNOR DIDN'T SEE FIT TO SIGN THE BILL. WE ARE UNDETERRED. WE WILL RETURN TO THE TASK AT HAND AS SOON AS THE LEGISLATURE IS RECONVENED FOR THE SECOND YEAR OF THIS SESSION, AND CAUSE THAT BOARD TO GET IN LINE, UH, WITH ALL THE OTHER HEALTH RELATED BOARDS IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. IT IS THE ONLY ONE THAT DOESN'T HAVE THIS SORT OF AN APPROPRIATE OVERSIGHT AND IT'S ON THAT BASIS THAT THEY HAVE BEHAVED AS POORLY AS THEY HAVE."

SUPER: FILE/DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS/SACRAMENTO

VO TAG:

THE CURRENT CHIROPRACTIC BOARD HAS BEEN CRITICIZED FOR ITS ACTIONS THIS YEAR, WHICH INCLUDED ALLEGATIONS OF VIOLATING THE STATE'S OPEN-MEETING LAW, AND ILLEGALLY FIRING ITS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. RIDLEY-THOMAS SAYS THE GOVERNOR'S VETO SENDS THE MESSAGE HE APPROVES OF THE BOARD'S ACTIONS.

EDITOR'S NOTE: TO CLARIFY, THE BILL SIGNING DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT BETWEEN SUNDAY AND MONDAY, AT THE END OF OCTOBER 14TH , 30 DAYS AFTER THE END OF SESSION.

THE BILL TOTALS WERE ACCURATE AS OF 1:40 P.M. TODAY, BUT MAY BE REVISED BY THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE AT ANY TIME.

SPEAKER DISCUSSES SPENDING SOTS ONLY

DUE TO TIME AVAILABLE ON THE FEED, THIS ITEM WAS FED AS SOT'S ONLY. VIDEO OF THE SPEAKER FROM TODAY AT THE STATE CAPITOL IS AVAILABLE ON THE NEXT STORY "SPEAKER'S PRESS CONFERENCE."

INFO:

FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE LAST FRIDAY'S LOS ANGELES TIMES REPORT REGARDING ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ'S USE OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FOREIGN TRAVEL, LUXURY HOTEL STAYS AND GIFTS FOR FOREIGN DIGNITARIES AND STAFF, NUNEZ SPOKE TO REPORTERS LATE LAST NIGHT AND THIS MORNING. NUNEZ STILL REFUSES TO EXPLAIN THE PURPOSE EITHER CAMPAIGN OR LEGISLATIVE RELATED FOR EACH PURCHASE DETAILED IN REPORTS TO THE FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION DURING THE PAST FOUR YEARS. NUNEZ SAYS HE RAISES BETWEEN 16 AND 18 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS. HE CLAIMS 99 PERCENT OF THAT CASH IS USED TO HELP ELECT AND RE-ELECT FELLOW ASSEMBLY DEMOCRATS.

SUPER: ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:10)

SAYS: "I LIKE THE FACT THAT PEOPLE LIKE TO DRAMATIZE ... YOU KNOW TRADE MISSIONS ARE NOT CHEAP."

SOT: (:28)

SAYS: "ALL OF THOSE THINGS THAT ARE IN QUESTION ... ANY OF MY REPORTING IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM."

SOT: (:14)

SAYS: "IT WOULD HAVE BEEN PERFECTLY LEGITIMATE ... AND SEE WHAT MY EXPENSES WERE."

SOT: (:23)

SAYS: "I HAVE NOT GOTTEN ONE SINGLE CALL ... AS A SPEAKER ON THE POLITICAL FRONT."

SOT: (:40)

SAYS: "WHEN I HAVE A GROUP OF 15 MEMBERS ... WHERE SHOULD I EAT?"

SOT: (:26)

SAYS: "SHE WASN'T LIKE YOU AND I ARE FACE TO FACE ... YOU KNOW WHAT? I'M OVER THAT AS WELL."

SOT: (:21)

SAYS: "WHAT TYPE OF REPORTING OUGHT TO BE APPROPRIATE ... SHOULD CALIFORNIA?"

SOT: (:21)

SAYS: "I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE FROM ANYBODY ... I'LL ANSWER THAT QUESTION."

SOT: (:17)

SAYS: "IT'S NOT AFFECTING MY ABILITY TO DO MY JOB ... AND I'M CONSIDERING THAT."

SPEAKER'S PRESS CONFERENCE VO/SOT

LIVE: AFTER A WEEK OF AVOIDING THE CAPITOL PRESS CORPS, ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ SCHEDULED A NEWS CONFERENCE THIS MORNING AT THE STATE CAPITOL. THE SPEAKER TYPICALLY CONDUCTS REGULAR BRIEFINGS WITH REPORTERS DURING LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

VO: (:20) TODAY THE SPEAKER DISCUSSED PROGRESS ON HEALTH CARE AND WATER ISSUES, WHICH ARE THE FOCUS OF THE SPECIAL SESSION CALLED BY THE GOVERNOR. THE REGULAR 2007 SESSION HAS ENDED. THE SPEAKER ALSO PRAISED AL GORE FOR HIS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOR WORK ON CLIMATE CHANGE, AND SUGGESTED DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL HILLARY CLINTON CONSIDER ANOTHER CLINTON-GORE TICKET.

SUPER: ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:17)

SAYS: "WE KNEW THAT WE HAD THE RIGHT TICKET ... I DIDN'T DO IT BUT ..."

VO TAG: THE SPEAKER SAYS ASSEMBLY DEMOCRATS WILL NOT SUPPORT A PROPOSAL BY THE GOVERNOR TO LIMIT THE WATER BOND FUNDING FOR DAMS TO 3 POINT 5 BILLION INSTEAD OF THE FIVE POINT ONE BILLION AS HE PREVIOUSLY ADVOCATED. HE IS DOUBTFUL ANY WATER DEAL WILL BE REACHED IN TIME FOR THE FEBRUARY 2008 BALLOT. THAT WOULD REQUIRE PASSAGE IN BOTH HOUSES OF THE LEGISLATURE BY THE END OF MONDAY. THE SPEAKER SAYS A DEAL ON HEALTH CARE REFORM MUST BE PASSED BY MID NOVEMBER SO THAT A SIGNATURE GATHERING EFFORT TO SUPPORT EMPLOYER AND HOSPITAL TAXES CAN BE COMPLETE FOR THE NOVEMBER 2008 BALLOT.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:21)

SAYS: "I DON'T THINK IT WAS ANY SURPRISE THAT WHEN THIS WAS ANNOUNCED ... THE CAUSE TO COMBAT GLOBAL WARMING."

SOT: (:26)

SAYS: "UNLESS YOU'RE GOING TO REGULATE THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY ... I'M NOT MIDDLE CLASS, BUT REAL MIDDLE CLASS CALIFORNIANS."

SOT: (:22)

SAYS: "WHAT I TOLD THE GOVERNOR WAS I'D KEEP AN OPEN MIND ABOUT IT ... BY LEASING THE LOTTERY FOR 40 YEARS, SO I DON'T KNOW THAT I SUPPORT THAT."

SOT: (:23)

SAYS: "I'M NOT IN ANY HURRY TO SHUT DOWN THE SPECIAL SESSION ... THE SPECIAL SESSION FOR THAT MATTER."

SOT: (:13)

SAYS: "I TALKED TO HIM TODAY (THE GOVERNOR) .... THE RIGHT HEALTHCARE BILL."

SOT: (:25)

SAYS: "THERE'S ENOUGH PEOPLE OUT THERE ... IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY."

SOT: (:14)

SAYS: "I DON'T LIKE IT ... BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH THAT, THANK YOU."

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