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CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

SACRAMENTO, CA

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

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1. ELECTORAL COLLEGE AGAIN.......................VO/SOT

2. LETHAL INJECTION APPEAL.............................VO/SOT

3. SMALL BUSINESS REGULATIONS....................VO/SOT

4. BUSINESS OR CULTURE?..................................VO/SOT

ELECTORAL COLLEGE AGAIN VO/SOT

LIVE: THE STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRMAN TODAY ASKED ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY BROWN TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS THAT SIGNATURE GATHERERS FOR AN INITIATIVE THAT WILL CHANGE THE STATE'S SYSTEM OF AWARDING ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES ARE COMMITTING FRAUD. THE INITIATIVE PROPONENT AND THE DEMOCRATIC CHAIR GOT INTO A HEATED ARGUMENT AT THE STATE CAPITOL THIS MORNING.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

SOT OFF TOP: (:30)

SAYS: "ARE YOU SAYING DEMOCRATS USE ARNO ... SO ANYWAY."

CONT. VO: (:20) THE ARGUMENT FOLLOWED A PRESS CONFERENCE BY PARTY CHAIRMAN ART TORRES WHERE HE AND A GROUP FUNDED BY UNIONS AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THE SUPPORT DEMOCRATS AND PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES OUTLINED FRAUD ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE FIRM PROPONENT CONSULTANT DAVE GILLIARD IS USING TO GATHER SIGNATURES TO QUALIFY THE MEASURE FOR THE JUNE BALLOT. THE INITIATIVE WOULD AWARD ELECTORAL VOTES FOR THE WINNER OF EACH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT RATHER THAN THE WINNER TAKE ALL METHOD CURRENTLY IN EFFECT.

SUPER: ART TORRES/CHAIRMAN/CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY

SOT: (:36)

SAYS: "WHAT HOWARD DEAN AND I HAVE DECIDED ... WE HAVEN'T BEEN TOUGH ENOUGH IN THE PAST."

SUPER: DAVE GILLIARD/ELECTORAL COLLEGE INITIATIVE ADVISOR

SOT: (:19)

SAYS: "IN 1988 THE DEMOCRATS WERE DEPRIVED ... THEY'RE IGNORED UNDER THE WINNER TAKE ALL."

SUPER: FILE

VO TAG: GILLIARD SAYS DARRELL ISSA WHO BANKROLLED THE RECALL OF GOVERNOR GRAY DAVIS HAS MADE A GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION TO THE SIGNATURE GATHERING EFFORT. HE DECLINED TO SAY HOW MUCH ISSA HAS CONTRIBUTED.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: ART TORRES/CHAIRMAN/CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY

SOT: (:27)

SAYS: "I BELIEVE HE'S INVOLVED ... WHEN THE WHITE HOUSE IS AT STAKE."

SOT: (:26)

SAYS: "NOSOTROS TEMEMOS QUE RECONOCER ... NO PUEDEN GANARLA HONESTAMENTE."

SUPER: DAVE GILLIARD/ELECTORAL COLLEGE INITIATIVE ADVISOR

SOT: (:24)

SAYS: "NUMBER ONE OUR ORGANIZATION STARTED LAST WEEK ... MANY OTHER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES."

SUPER: HECTOR BARRAJAS/CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY

SOT: (:33)

SAYS: "REALMENTE ESO ES QUE ... DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS."

LETHAL INJECTION APPEAL VO/SOT

LIVE: THE STATE'S DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION IS APPEALING A JUDGE'S RULING THAT KEEPS THE STATE FROM USING ITS NEW PLAN FOR LETHAL INJECTION. THE STATE ALTERED ITS PLANS TO BETTER ENSURE ITS LETHAL INJECTION PROCEDURE DID NOT CONSTITUTE CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT.

SUPER: FILE/SAN QUENTIN STATE PRISON/DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION VIDEO

VO: (:20) THE JUDGE RULED THE STATE'S NEW POLICY DID NOT SEEK PUBLIC INPUT OR REVIEW BY ANOTHER STATE AGENCY AS REQUIRED BY LAW. ASSEMBLYWOMAN SALLY LIEBER SAYS THE DEPARTMENT SHOULD DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS FOLLOWING A PUBLIC HEARING WHICH WOULD TAKE ABOUT THREE MONTHS, RATHER THAN WASTE TAX PAYER DOLLARS ON AN APPEAL THAT COULD TAKE A YEAR. A CORRECTIONS SPOKESMAN MAINTAINS PUBLIC COMMENT IS NOT REQUIRED IF A POLICY ONLY AFFECTS ONE FACILITY. LETHAL INJECTION IS ONLY CARRIED OUT AT SAN QUENTIN STATE PRISON.

SUPER: SETH UNGER/DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION

SOT: (:41)

SAYS: "CALIFORNIA'S HAD A MORATORIUM ON THE DEATH PENALTY ... FROM BEING IMPLEMENTED HERE IN CALIFORNIA."

VO TAG: ASSEMBLYWOMAN LIEBER HAS ALSO CALLED ON THE DEPARTMENT TO STOP CONSTRUCTION ON THE RENOVATED DEATH CHAMBER ONGOING AT SAN QUENTIN, UNTIL THIS COURT CASE AND SEVERAL OTHERS REGARDING LETHAL INJECTION ARE DECIDED. THE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAYS THE DEPARTMENT HAS NO INTENTION OF DOING SO. THE REMODEL WILL COST 850 THOUSAND TAX PAYER DOLLARS ACCORDING TO CORRECTIONS ESTIMATES.

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SUPER: SETH UNGER/DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION

SOT: (:18)

SAYS: "WE'VE ADDRESSED A LOT OF THE JUDGE'S CONCERNS ... THAT COULD BE LAID OUT BY THE COURTS."

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