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Preliminary Rundown for 10/19/07

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CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

SACRAMENTO, CA

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Friday, October 19, 2007

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1. EDUCATION CONFERENCE VO/SOT

Business and civic leaders, researchers, education professionals and state officials are scheduled to participate in EdSource' day-long forum on education reform policy recommendations. EdSource is a not-for profit organization with the goal of clarifying complex education issues. The governor has stated 2008 will be the year for education reform. Efforting soundbites and video.

2. SMALL BUSINESS AGREEMENT VO/SOT

State officials from Consumer and General Services will sign an agreement with the city and county of Sacramento that will make it easier for small businesses to contract with the state. Small business owners and advocates from throughout California will attend the signing ceremony. Efforting soundbites and video.

3. PRISON GUARDS GRADUATE VO/SOT

California Department of Corrections Secretary James Tilton will participate in today's graduation prison guard graduation ceremony at the correction Training Academy in Galt, a city in southern Sacramento County. With 408 graduates, it will be the largest ever graduating class of the year. Efforting soundbites and video.

4. HEALTH CARE VIGIL VO/SOT

The 48-hour health care reform vigil organized by labor unions and other groups including senior citizens concludes its prayer vigil and fast today outside the governor's office at the State Capitol. Today the group and lawmakers will deliver a giant letter to the governor. Efforting soundbites and video.

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GOVERNOR'S SCHEDULE

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Los Angeles for the opening of a car pool lane at the 101-405 interchange.

LEGISLATURE'S SCHEDULE

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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