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Final Rundown for 11/14/07, Script for Today's Footage

CTNS SCRIPTS

CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

SACRAMENTO, CA

(916) 446-7890

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

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1. STATE FISCAL OUTLOOK..................................VO/SOT

2. PIGLET BOOK......................................................VO/SOT

3. GRAY DAVIS AT PRESS CLUB...........................VO/SOT

4. STATE PUBLIC HEALTH/TERRORISM...............VO/SOT

5. HEALTH COMMITTEE HEARING........................VO/SOT

6. ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD.................................VO/SOT

HEALTH CARE BILLS VO/SOT

LIVE: THE ASSEMBLY HEALTH COMMITTEE IS DECIDING THE FATE OF TWO HEALTH CARE REFORM BILLS. ONE OF THE SPECIAL SESSIONS CONVENED BY THE GOVERNOR WAS TO MAKE HEALTH CARE MORE AVAILABLE AND AFFORDABLE TO THE SIX MILLION CALIFORNIANS WHO DON'T HAVE COVERAGE.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) A COALITION OF UNION AND SENIOR CITIZEN GROUPS CALLED "IT'S OUR HEALTH CARE" RALLIED IN FRONT OF THE STATE CAPITOL THIS MORNING BEFORE THE AFTERNOON HEARING. THE GROUP GENERALLY SUPPORTS THE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER'S PLAN WITH MODIFICATIONS TO THE 14 BILLION PROPOSAL THAT WOULD FUND HEALTH COVERAGE FOR ALL CALIFORNIANS THROUGH TAXES ON HOSPITALS, BUSINESSES AND TOBACCO.

SUPER: GARY PASSMORE/IT'S OUR HEALTH CARE

SOT: (:12)

SAYS: "ANYBODY WHO ... ARE ALL IMPORTANT TO CONSUMERS."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN BOB HUFF/R-DIAMOND BAR

SOT: (:21)

SAYS: "TAXING EMPLOYERS, TAXING HOSPITALS ... SIMPLE MATH FOLKS, IT DOESN'T ADD UP."

VO TAG: A PLAN INTRODUCED BY THE ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN LEADER ADVOCATING OUT OF STATE INSURERS TO SELL POLICIES IN CALIFORNIA AND TAX CREDITS FOR EMPLOYERS WILL ALSO BE HEARD. THAT BILL IS EXPECTED TO BE VETOED AS REPUBLICANS LACK A MAJORITY ON THE HEALTH COMMITTEE.

EXTRA BITES:

REGARDING THE LEGISLATIVE ANALYST'S BUDGET PROJECTIONS AND WHETHER TAX HIKES SHOULD BE CONSIDERED TO COVER THE SHORTFALL

SUPER: ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN LEADER MIKE VILLINES/R-CLOVIS

SOT: (:13)

SAYS: "LET ME SAY VERY CLEARLY WE WILL NOT RAISE TAXES .. BEEN IRRESPONSIBLE IN THE PAST, PERIOD."

REGARDING WATER POLICY NEGOTIATIONS, WHICH IS THE TOPIC OF THE OTHER SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION. THE REPUBLICANS MET WITH THE GOVERNOR'S STAFF TODAY TO DISCUSS THIS ISSUE.

SOT: (:37)

SAYS: "WE'RE STILL WORKING ON WATER, THE 17-TH IS A HARD DEADLINE ... AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DEBATING OVER."

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