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Thursday, October 18, 2007
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1. HMO REPORT CARD VO/SOT
The director of the Office of the Patient Advocate and the Secretary for Health and Human Services will announce its 2007 Health Care Quality Report Card which rates Health Maintenance Organizations and medical groups throughout California. These health plans and groups serve about half of Californians. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. HEALTH CARE VIGIL VO
The 48 hour health care reform vigil initiated by groups representing various labor unions and senior citizens continues its prayer vigil and fast outside the governor's office at the State Capitol and other satellite offices throughout the state. Today the group will host politicians to sign a giant letter to the governor. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. PRIMATE LAB UNSCRIPTED
An Ohio based animal advocacy group claims the University of California Davis falsified reports to the United States Department of Food and Agriculture regarding the death of seven primates that were being used for research. The news conference is on the U.C. Davis campus at 1:15, so it will be fed raw and unscripted.
4. SENIOR LEGISLATURE PRIORITIES VO/SOT
The California Senior Legislature will announce its top priorities for the upcoming 2008 legislative session and the top four for federal legislation. The Senior Legislature has met for the past several days at the State Capitol to discuss priorities for senior citizens in California. Efforting soundbites and video.
5. LATINO ISSUES FORUM VO/SOT
The Latino Issues Forum and Legislative Latino Caucus will host their first ever joint policy briefing at the State Capitol to assist the caucus as it sets its legislative priorities for the 2008 session. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Flood Tour The State Reclamation Board will begin the first of a two day tour of flood areas of Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba and Sacramento Counties at the Joint Flood Operations Center in Sacramento.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Sacramento for private meetings.
The Senate and Assembly have adjourned for the 2007 legislative session. The special session for water and health care is ongoing. The 2008 session convenes January 7th.
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