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Monday, October 22, 2007

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1. OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES/FIRES........UNSCRIPTED

2. GANG CRIME INITIATIVE....................................VO/SOT

3. UNCLAIMED PROPERTY HEARING...................VO/SOT

4. RED RIBBON WEEK............................................VO/SOT

GANG CRIME INITIATIVE VO/SOT

LIVE:

TWO STATE LAWMAKERS, MORE THAN A DOZEN LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS AND THE AUTHOR OF CALIFORNIA'S THREE-STRIKES LAW INTRODUCED A BALLOT MEASURE THIS MORNING INTENDED TO STRENGTHEN THE STATE'S ANTI-GANG LAWS. THE INITIATIVE WAS ALSO TURNED OVER TODAY TO THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, WHO WILL WRITE THE BALLOT MEASURE'S TITLE AND SUMMARY.

SUPER: TODAY/SACRAMENTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:25)

HUSBAND AND WIFE SENATOR GEORGE RUNNER AND ASSEMBLYWOMAN SHARON RUNNER SAY THE SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS ACT WILL CREATE INTERVENTION AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMS FOR GANG MEMBERS, AND INCREASE PENALTIES FOR GANG, GUN AND METHAMPHETAMINE-RELATED CRIMES. SENATOR RUNNER SAYS IF THE BALLOT MEASURE PASSES, IT WILL INCREASE ANNUAL STATE SPENDING BY ABOUT 340 MILLION DOLLARS.

SUPER: SENATOR GEORGE RUNNER/R-ANTELOPE VALLEY

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SAYS: "THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY FOR GOVERNMENT THIS IS WHAT GOVERNMENT DOES..., ...THEN THAT PRIORITY OF EDUCATION IS PRETTY MEANINGLESS."

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RUNNER ESTIMATES IT WILL COST A LITTLE LESS THAN ONE-AND-A-HALF-MILLION DOLLARS TO COLLECT THE NEARLY 434-THOUSAND VALID SIGNATURES REQUIRED BY NEXT APRIL TO QUALIFY THE INITIATIVE FOR THE NOVEMBER 2008 BALLOT. HE SAYS THE GROUP SUPPORTING THE MEASURE HAS RAISED ABOUT 500 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

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SUPER: SENATOR GEORGE RUNNER/R-ANTELOPE VALLEY

SOT: (0:37)

SAYS: "IT WILL NEED ABOUT SIX-HUNDRED THOUSAND SIGNATURES, WE ESTIMATE THAT THE COST OF THAT ...STEP UP AND PAY THE BILL."

SUPER: MIKE REYNOLDS/AUTHOR/THREE-STRIKES LAW

SOT: (0:27)

SAYS: "WHEN THREE-STRIKES FIRST PASSED, THE ESTIMATE WAS WE WOULD BEEN 20 NEW PRISONS IN FIVE YEARS..., ...FEWER CRIMES MEAN YOU HAVE FEWER CRIMINALS GOING TO PRISON."

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SAYS: "I MEAN, WE'VE GONE FROM WHAT, 30 MILLION TO 35 MILLION. WELL ALONG WITH THAT EXTRA FIVE MILLION..., ...YOU CAN'T GO FIFTEEN YEARS WITHOUT BUILDING A NEW SCHOOL, OR A NEW ROAD, OR A NEW PRISON, AND IT'S PART OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE."

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