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Thursday, November 8, 2007
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1. GOVERNOR AND AG/US EPA LAWSUIT VO/SOT
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown (D-Oakland) will announce their filing of a lawsuit against the United States Environmental Protection Agency for not granting a waiver for California to implement state legislation that would require more stringent tail pipe emission standards than the federal government's. The governor contends this legislation is key in helping California reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020 and the US EPA has failed to grant the waiver. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. HEALTH CARE BILLS INTRODUCED VO
The Assembly Rules Committee will refer the speaker's special session legislation on health care reform to a full committee hearing next week. Efforting video.
3. HALLIBURTON PROTEST VO/SOT
Anti Iraq war activists from Sacramento and Yolo Counties and the San Francisco Bay Area will protest at a Halliburton facility near the Capital city. The activists say this will be the first in a series of protests targeting companies that they call "wealthy war profiteers." Efforting soundbites and video.
4. WORK PLACE WELLNESS AWARD VO/SOT
Senator Tom Torlakson (D-Antioch) who chairs the California Task Force on Youth and Workplace Wellness will award the Sacramento Municipal Utility Company with the workplace wellness award. This is one of seven such awards being given to companies throughout the state. Efforting soundbites and video.
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RAND Education Study The State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the author of a RAND Corporation study on early primary education and pre school advocates will discuss the recent study that indicates children that start kindergarten without having gone to preschool stay behind their peers that have been to preschool at Washington Elementary School near the Capitol.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Sacramento for an event at the state capitol with the Attorney General (see item #1 above).
The Senate and Assembly have adjourned for the 2007 regular session. Special session for health care and water continue with the introduction of the speaker's health reform proposal in the Assembly Rules Committee.
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