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1. TOXIC PILLOWS AND BLANKETS.....................VO/SOT

2. MERCURY IN FISH...............................................VO/SOT

3. BAD BUDGET TIMES AHEAD.............................VO/SOT

4. MARIA SHRIVER FILE......................................REQUEST

5. TREE THINNING AND GLOBAL WARMING................BUSTED!!!

BAD BUDGET TIMES AHEAD VO/SOT

LIVE: STATE FINANCE OFFICIALS ARE IN THE MIDST OF WHAT THEY CALL THEIR YEARLY DRILL TO DETERMINE HOW THE STATE CAN SPEND LESS MONEY WITHOUT DISRUPTING SERVICES CALIFORNIANS EXPECT TO RECEIVE. THIS YEAR IT HAS TAKEN ON GREATER URGENCY DUE TO AN EXPECTED REVENUE SHORTFALL GREATER THAN FIRST PREDICTED.

SUPER: AUGUST 24, 2007STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

SUPER: YESTERDAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:25) THE GOVERNOR AND FINANCE OFFICIALS ESTIMATED THE DEFICIT IN THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR WOULD BE SIX POINT TWO BILLION DOLLARS WHEN THE SPENDING PLAN WAS SIGNED EARLIER THIS YEAR. THE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER HAS SPOKEN OUT AGAINST DRASTIC CUTS BUT WOULDN'T ADVOCATE RAISING TAXES IF THAT'S THE CASE. GIVEN THE SLUMPING HOUSING MARKET AND SUB PRIME LENDING, THE SIX BILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT IS EXPECTED TO BE DEEPER. FINANCE EXPERTS WON'T SAY BY HOW MUCH BUT ADMIT THAT IS WHY THIS YEAR'S REVIEW OF POTENTIAL CUTS TAKES ON GREATER URGENCY.

SUPER: H.D. PALMER/EXTERNAL AFFAIRS DEPUTY DIRECTOR/DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

SOT: (:18)

SAYS: "IF YOU TOOK YOUR HANDS OFF THE STEERING WHEEL ... THOSE ARE THE KINDS OF DRILLS, THE SCENARIOS THAT WE'RE RUNNING RIGHT NOW."

SUPER: FILE /LEGISLATIVE ANALYSTS OFFICE/SACRAMENTO

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO TAG: THE STATE'S LEGISLATIVE ANALYST IS EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE NEXT WEEK WHAT HER STAFF'S PROJECTION IS ON THE EXPECTED DEFICIT FOR THE 2008-2009 FISCAL YEAR. THE GOVERNOR'S FINANCE DEPUTY DIRECTOR SAYS AT THIS POINT, STAFF IS LOOKING AT CAPPING GROWTH IN CURRENT PROGRAMS AND POTENTIAL CUTS AND NOT TAX INCREASES.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: H.D. PALMER/EXTERNAL AFFAIRS DEPUTY DIRECTOR/DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

SOT: (:45)

SAYS: "IN THE FALL AT THIS TIME OF YEAR EVERY YEAR ... WOULD SUGGEST THAT PROBLEM IS GOING TO GET LARGER."

SOT: (:25)

SAYS: "THERE'S NO ONE SIZE FITS ALL SOLUTION ... ON HOW TO GO ABOUT CLOSING THAT BUDGET GAP."

THESE SOUNDBITES ARE FROM YESTERDAY WHEN THE SPEAKER AND PRO TEMPORE WERE ASKED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF BROAD SPENDING CUTS. AS YESTERDAY'S FEED WAS VERY FULL, THEY DID NOT FIT BUT RELATE TO TODAY'S STORY.

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

SOT: (:13)

SAYS: "YOU'LL BE SURPRISED THERE ... IF IT TOOK A WEEK IT MAY TAKE THEM TWO WEEKS."

SUPER: YESTERDAY/ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ/D-LOS ANGELES

SOT: (:31)

SAYS: "IF WE KEEP CUTTING OUR WAY OUT OF THIS ... SHOW SOME BALANCE AS WELL."

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