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1. UNAUTHORIZED VOTING MACHINES VO/SOT
The Secretary of State's office will hold a public meeting to examine if Election Systems and Software, Inc. sold unauthorized voting machines to five California counties. It is possible ESS sold as many as 1,000 electronic voting machines of a later revision than were authorized for sale in California. The public hearing is necessary before the Secretary of State can seek penalties for unauthorized voting machine sales, which could include fines and damages against the company. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. GLOBAL WARMING RESEARCH VO/SOT
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the California Department of Energy will unveil a new project intended to measure greenhouse gas emissions in Northern California. Monitoring sensors will be placed on television broadcast towers near Sacramento and in San Francisco to track changes in greenhouse gas emissions and record the naturally carbon cycle exchanges from the region's prevailing winds. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. TOXIC TOYS BILL DISCUSSED VO/SOT
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma will discuss her bill that was signed by the governor to ban the sale of toys with phthalates in California. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. GOVERNOR/BILL TOTALS VO/FILE
Feeding file video of governor signing bills and efforting final totals on bills signed and vetoed.
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Franchise Tax Board-Today is the deadline for taxpayers who filed and extension for completing their 2006 state income tax returns. Those who file late may face penalties.
Fire Prevention and Mitigation -- Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner (R-Los Gatos) and Cal Fire Director Ruben Grijalva will sign a Memorandum of Understanding this morning, intended to coordinate outreach efforts to prevent and mitigate the effects of wildland fires, especially those fires occurring in the wildland-urban interface.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Alameda and Solana Beach for transportation related events this morning.
The Senate and Assembly have adjourned for the 2007 regular session. The special session for water and health care is ongoing, with today being the deadline for the legislature to pass and the governor to sign a water bond issue in time for the February 2008 election.
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