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CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

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Wednesday, October 17 th, 2007

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1. LOTTERY VALUE VO/SOT

Senator Dean Florez (D-Shafter) will hold a hearing of the Senate Governmental Oversight Committee this morning to discuss the values of the California Lottery. Last week, Governor Schwarzenegger suggested leasing the lottery to provide part of the funding for health care reform. Efforting soundbites and video.

2. LESSONS FROM CHARTER SCHOOLS VO/SOT

Two education professors from University of Southern California will discuss charter schools at a luncheon hosted by USC and the California Research Bureau. The two have developed a way to measure individual charter school's performance based on compliance reports the schools must already submit to the state. Efforting soundbites and video.

3. CAMPAIGN FINANCE INFORMATION VO/SOT

The California Voter Foundation is releasing its Grading State Disclosure Report for 2007. This is a nationwide study that evaluates and ranks campaign finance disclosure in the 50 states. Efforting soundbites and video.

4. MEDICAL RECORDS PRIVACY VO/SOT

The California Privacy and Security Advisory Board will conduct its inaugural hearing about how to best protect consumer's privacy as the electronic exchange of health information becomes more prevalent in California and throughout the nation. Efforting soundbites and video.

5. HEALTH CARE VIGIL VO/SOT

The It's Our Healthcare coalition, a union-based coalition of groups will hold six press conferences at Noon today, to release a study it says analyzes health care costs to low and moderate income state residents. The group opposes the element of the Governor's health care reform proposal that includes mandatory participation. Efforting soundbites and video.

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GOVERNOR'S SCHEDULE

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Santa Ana for a ceremony connected to several bills he signed regarding penalties for drunk driving.

LEGISLATURE'S SCHEDULE

The Senate and Assembly have adjourned for the 2007 regular session. The special session for water and health care is ongoing. The 2008 session convenes January 7th.

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