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Thursday, November 1st , 2007
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1. ELECTORAL COLLEGE-AGAIN VO/SOT
An effort to pass a ballot measure to change how California awards its electoral college votes has reportedly received a million dollar funding pledge from Republican Congressman Darrell Issa. Issa also was a principal supporter of the 2003 Gray Davis Recall election. A similar effort crashed a few weeks ago when it was tied to the Giuliani campaign. Democratic Party officials say the effort is an attempt by Republicans to steal the 2008 Presidential election.
2. LETHAL INJECTION APPEAL VO/SOT
The Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will appeal a judge's decision late yesterday that places a hold on lethal injection in California and keeps it from carrying out the death penalty. Efforrting soundbites and video.
3. SMALL BUSINESS REGULATIONS VO/SOT
The Small Business Board will discuss how laws and gubernatorial executive orders in California intended to protect small businesses from onerous impacts of laws and regulations have not been enforced, and what can be done about it. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. BUSINESS OR CULTURE? VO/SOT
A University of Southern California professor will be in Sacramento today, discussing her new book on urban economics. Professor Elizabeth Currid postulates that a city's involvement in fashion, art, and music has a greater impact on its economic health than its finance, real estate and law firms. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Sacramento for private meetings.
The Senate and Assembly have adjourned for the regular 2007 legislative session. Special Session for water and health care is ongoing. The 2008 session convenes January 7th.
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