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CTNS SCRIPTS

CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

SACRAMENTO, CA

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

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1. MEDICAL POT ARGUMENTS..............................VO/SOT

2. DRUGGED DRIVING PENALTIES.......................VO/SOT

3. TERM LIMITS INITIATIVE OPPONENTS.............VO/SOT

4. DEMOCRATS HEALTH PLAN.............................VO/SOT

5. CSU EXECUTIVE PAY..........................................VO/SOT

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TERM LIMITS INITIATIVE OPPONENTS VO/SOT

LIVE: INSURANCE COMMISSIONER AND MULTI MILLIONAIRE STEVE POIZNER WILL LEAD THE STATE'S OPPOSITION TO PROPOSITION 93, WHICH WOULD ALTER LEGISLATIVE TERM LIMITS TO ALLOW MANY CURRENT LAWMAKERS TO REMAIN IN OFFICE LONGER THAN CURRENT CALIFORNIA LAW. POIZNER ALSO DONATED ONE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS TO THE EFFORT.

SUPER: TODAY/SENATOR HOTEL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) THE ONLY REPUBLICAN CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICER BESIDES GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER, POIZNER SAYS HE SPOKE TO THE GOVERNOR ABOUT HIS VIEWS ON THE INITIATIVE AND PLANS TO LEAD AND FUND THE EFFORT AGAINST IT. POIZNER WAS ACTIVE IN THE FAILED 2005 INITIATIVE TO REMOVE THE POWER OF DRAWING LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS FROM LAWMAKERS. THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER SAYS THE CURRENT LEADERSHIP HAS FAILED ON THEIR PROMISE TO ACHIEVE A NEW REDISTRICTING PLAN IN THE LEGISLATURE AS BOTH DEMOCRATIC LEADERS ADVOCATE FOR PROP 93.

SUPER: ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:19)

SAYS: "IT'S HIS PREROGATIVE ... HEY, YOU KNOW EVERYBODY HAS CHOICES."

SUPER: STEVE POIZNER/INSURANCE COMMISSIONER/R-LOS GATOS

SOT: (:23)

SAYS: "A LOT OF MY CLOSE ADVISORS TOLD ME TO STAY A MILLION MILES AWAY FROM ... THIS IS GOING TO MAKE A LOT OF PEOPLE ANGRY AND IT WON'T MAKE MY LIFE ANY EASIER I CAN ASSURE YOU."

VO TAG: COMBINED WITH 1.5 MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE CALIFORNIA TERM LIMITS DEFENSE FUND, THE EFFORT AGAINST PROP 93 HAS THREE MILLION DOLLARS. POIZNER IS CALLING HIS NEW BALLOT MEASURE COMMITTEE ALLIANCE FOR CALIFORNIA'S RENEWAL.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: STEVE POIZNER/INSURANCE COMMISSIONER/R-LOS GATOS

SOT: (:12)

SAYS: "LET ME DESCRIBE WHY I'M SO PASSIONATE ... A NAKED POWER GRAB."

DEMOCRATS HEALTH PLAN VO/SOT

LIVE: THE STATE LEGISLATURE'S DEMOCRATIC LEADERS TODAY DISCUSSED DETAILS OF WHAT THEY CALL A COMPROMISE BETWEEN THEIR BILL VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR AND ANOTHER THE GOVERNOR HAS PROPOSED TO INSURE MORE OF THE STATE'S SIX MILLION PEOPLE WHO LACK HEALTH COVERAGE.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) LIKE THE GOVERNOR'S PLAN, IT REQUIRES ALL CALIFORNIANS TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE AND PROVIDES VARYING ASSISTANCE TO THOSE AT VARIOUS INCOME LEVELS. THE DEMOCRATS BILL INCLUDES A FOUR PERCENT TAX ON THE STATE'S HOSPITALS. WHILE THE DEMOCRATS FORMER PLAN REQUIRED ALL EMPLOYERS TO CONTRIBUTE SEVEN POINT FIVE PERCENT OF PAYROLL FOR HEALTH COVERAGE, THEIR COMPROMISE BILL REQUIRES BETWEEN TWO AND SIX AND A HALF PERCENT DEPENDING ON COMPANY PROFITS. THE GOVERNOR'S BILL WENT BETWEEN TWO AND FOUR PERCENT. INSTEAD OF LEASING THE LOTTERY AS THE GOVERNOR PROPOSED, DEMOCRATS ARE PROPOSING A TWO DOLLAR PER PACK TOBACCO TAX TO PROVIDE NEARLY TWO BILLION DOLLARS FOR THE 14 BILLION DOLLAR PROPOSAL.

SUPER: SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE DON PERATA/D-OAKLAND

SOT: (:13)

SAYS: "WE HAD TO DECIDE WHAT ... SALES TAX WAS PRETTY CLEAR HOW PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT THAT."

SUPER: ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN LEADER MIKE VILLINES/R-CLOVIS

SOT: (:20)

SAYS: "A TAX IS A TAX IS A TAX ... THE BURDEN ON OUR BACK."

VO TAG: THE GOVERNOR'S HEALTH SECRETARY AND SENIOR ADVISOR CONTEND THE LOTTERY OPTION IS MORE VIABLE THAN THE CIGARETTE TAX. THE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER AND SENATE PRO TEMPORE'S BILL WILL BE INTRODUCED ON THURSDAY AND HEARD IN THE ASSEMBLY HEALTH COMMITTEE NEXT WEDNESDAY. SPEAKER NUNEZ SAYS THE BILL WILL BE PUT UP FOR A FLOOR VOTE THE WEEK BEFORE OR AFTER THANKSGIVING. AS REPUBLICAN SUPPORT IS NOT EXPECTED, LEGISLATIVE LEADERS AND THE GOVERNOR SAY THEY WILL ESTABLISH THE GUIDELINES FOR HOW THE PLAN WILL WORK, THEN ASK THE VOTERS TO APPROVE THE TAXES ON EMPLOYERS, HOSPITALS AND TOBACCO IN NOVEMBER 2008 ON A BALLOT INITIATIVE.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:23)

SAYS: "DE UN LADO ... LOS IMPUESTOS EL GOBERNADOR PROPUSO."

SOT: (:21)

SAYS: "UNLESS YOU'RE PAYING MORE THAN 6.5 PERCENT ... SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T PAY WILL HAVE TO."

SUPER: DAN ZINGALE/GOVERNOR'S SENIOR ADVISOR

SOT: (:14)

SAYS: "WHERE SIX AND A HALF IS OF CONCERN ... WHAT BURDEN IT IMPOSES ON THE SMALLEST OF BUSINESSES."

SOUNDBITES REGARDING STATE BUDGET. THE LOS ANGELES TIMES REPORTS ALL AGENCY HEADS HAVE ORDERED TO DRAFT PLANS TO CUT THEIR BUDGETS BY 10 PERCENT ACCORDING TO FINANCE SOURCES WHO REQUESTED ANONYMITY.

SUPER: ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:07)

SAYS: "I'M NOT ADVOCATING RAISING TAXES ... OUR TAX BASE IN CALIFORNIA."

SUPER: SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE DON PERATA/D-OAKLAND

SOT: (:14)

SAYS: "WE COULD HAVE EXPECTED THIS TO HAPPEN ... THAT'S WHAT THE GOVERNOR'S GONNA DO."

SUPER: ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN LEADER MIKE VILLINES/R-CLOVIS

SOT: (:32)

SAYS: "I THINK WE KNEW GOING INTO THAT BUDGET ... A TEN PERCENT CUT ACROSS THE BOARD MAY NOT BE ENOUGH."

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