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Thursday, November 15, 2007

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1. ANONYMOUS CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT INITIATIVE..........VO/SOT

2. MCCAIN IN SACRAMENTO.................................VO/SOT

3. PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY DRAWING................VO/SOT

4. HATE CRIME COMMITTEE..................................VO/SOT

5. CENTRAL VALLEY AIR....................................REQUEST

ANONYMOUS CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT INITIATIVE VO/SOT

LIVE:

TAXPAYER GROUPS SAY GOVERNMENT LOBBYING ORGANIZATIONS MAY BE USING PUBLIC MONEY TO FUND POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS. THE GROUPS TODAY SUBMITTED A PROPOSED BALLOT MEASURE TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE FIRST STEP TO COLLECTING SIGNATURES TO QUALIFY THE INITIATIVE FOR THE NOVEMBER 2008 BALLOT.

SUPER: TODAY/ OFFICE OF CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:30)

CALIFORNIA LAW PROHIBITS THE USE OF TAX MONEY FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES. THE HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYER ASSOCIATION AND OTHER GROUPS SAY ORGANIZATIONS THAT LOBBY ON BEHALF OF CALIFORNIA'S LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, INCLUDING THE LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES AND THE CALIFORNIA STATE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES, HAVE SPENT MORE THAN SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS TO DEFEAT EMINENT DOMAIN REFORM INITIATIVES. THEY SAY CURRENT LAW ALLOWS ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO SPEND MONEY ON POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS WITHOUT DISCLOSING THE SOURCE OF THE FUNDS. THEIR PROPOSED BALLOT MEASURE WOULD FORCE THE ORGANIZATIONS TO LIST THEIR FUNDING SOURCES.

SUPER: JON COUPAL/PRESIDENT/HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION

SOT: (0:23)

SAYS: "IF SOMEBODY WANTED TO CONTRIBUTE A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION AGAINST OUR INITIATIVE, AND DID NOT WANT IT TO BE REPORTED, THEY COULD EASILY GO TO ONE OF THESE ASSOCIATIONS AND SAY WE'LL PAY YOU A MILLION DOLLARS TO RUN A SMALL AD IN, IN YOUR MAGAZINE. IF THEY'RE PERMITTED TO DO THAT, THEY COULD LAUNDER UNLIMITED AMOUNTS OF MONEY INTO POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS, AND WE DON'T THINK THAT'S RIGHT."

SUPER: MIKE MADRID/LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES

SOT: (0:23)

SAYS: "WE'RE COMPLYING BY EVERY RULE THAT IS OUT THERE, AND WE HAVE FOR WELL OVER A HUNDRED YEARS. THAT FACT THAT AGAIN WE ENGAGE IN A VERY ACTIVE INITIATIVE PROCESS, THE THREE GENTLEMEN HERE THAT ARE MOVING THIS INITIATIVE FORWARD, YOU KNOW, ARE SOME OF THE PRIME PLAYERS IN THE STATE ON THOSE ISSUES. WE NEED TO PROTECT OURSELVES FROM THOSE INTERESTS, FROM THOSE, THOSE VESTED SACRAMENTO INTERESTS WHO ARE TRYING TO ATTACK LOCAL CONTROL, TRYING TO ATTACK LOCAL TAXPAYER DOLLARS, AND AGAIN WE MAKE NO APOLOGIES IN DOING THAT."

VO TAG:

THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER FOR THE LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES SAYS THE LEAGUE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE OPERATING UNDER THE SAME DISCLOSURE REGULATIONS AS THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEE UNION LOBBIES.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: JIM NIELSEN-CALIFORNIA ALLIANCE TO PROTECT PRIVATE PROPERTY

ON THE PROSPECTS OF PASSING A LAW SIMILAR TO THE BALLOT MEASURE THROUGH THE LEGISLATURE:

SOT: (0:16)

SAYS: "THEY WERE SUCCESSFUL IN STYMIEING THIS YEAR ANY MEANINGFUL REFORM OF EMINENT DOMAIN. THAT GIVES US CAUSE TO BELIEVE THAT SINCE MONEY TO FUND THAT EFFORT TO STOP US DERIVED FROM THE VERY ISSUE THAT WE'RE ADDRESSING HERE, THAT WE WOULD NOT BE SUCCESSFUL IN MEETING."

SUPER: MIKE MADRID/LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES

SOT: (0:18)

SAYS: "WE SHOULD BE HELD TO THE SAME EXACT STANDARD THAT THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THAT THE SIERRA CLUB THAT ANY OTHER PRIVATE INDUSTRY, PRIVATE REPRESENTATIVE GROUP OR TRADE ASSOCIATION IS HELD TO. AND WE RESENT THAT FACT THAT SOMEBODY'S TRYING TO SILENCE OUR POLITICAL VOICE, AND PREVENT US FROM PARTICIPATING ACTIVELY IN A POLITICAL PROCESS."

HATE CRIME COMMITTEE VO/SOT

LIVE: THE ASSEMBLY'S SELECT COMMITTEE ON HATE CRIMES HAS CONVENED IN SACRAMENTO FOR AN INFORMATIONAL HEARING REGARDING CRIMES AGAINST GAY, LESBIAN AND TRANSGENDER CALIFORNIANS AND PUBLIC SAFETY IN STATE PARKS. THE COMMITTEE CHAIR CONVENED THE HEARING AFTER THE BEATING DEATH OF A YOUNG SACRAMENTO AREA MAN AT LAKE NATOMA NEAR THE CAPITAL CITY EARLIER THIS YEAR.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:15) ONE SUSPECT IN THAT CASE HAS A PRELIMINARY HEARING COMING UP AND THE OTHER IS A FUGITIVE WITH AN ARREST WARRANT, BOTH ON CHARGES OF MANSLAUGHTER AND A HATE CRIME. THE CHAIR OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON HATE CRIMES CONVENED TODAY'S HEARING BECAUSE THE VICTIM IN THIS CASE MIGHT HAVE BEEN BEATEN BECAUSE THE ATTACKERS BELIEVED HE WAS GAY.

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN MIKE ENG/D-MONTEREY PARK

SOT: (09:19-10:06)(:47)

SAYS: "WE WANT TO DISCUSS THE ISSUE OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN PARKS ... ESPECIALLY AGAINST THE GAY COMMUNITY."

VO TAG: THE COMMITTEE IS ALSO ASKING STATE PARKS OFFICIALS WHETHER MARKERS SHOULD BE PLACED IN PARKS SO PEOPLE CAN IDENTIFY WHERE THEY ARE IF THEY ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH THE LOCATION AND NEED TO REPORT ANY PUBLIC SAFETY EMERGENCY. IN THE CASE AT LAKE NATOMA, OFFICERS RESPONDING TO 9-1-1 CALLS WHEN THE FIGHT BROKE OUT RESPONDED TO THE WRONG LOCATION.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: ALICE KESSLER/LOBBYIST/EQUALITY CALIFORNIA

SOT: (:26)

SAYS: "YOU KNOW TO SAY I'M NEXT TO THE TREE OVER HERE ... WHERE AN INCIDENT MIGHT BE OCCURRING."

SUPER: DARRICK LAWSON/PRESIDENT EMERITUS/STONEWALL DEMOCRATS

SOT: (:30)

SAYS: "IN THIS SITUATION IN A STATE PARK .. WE MIGHT NOT ALL BE HERE TODAY."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN MIKE ENG/D-MONTEREY PARK

SOT: (:20)

SAYS: "THE ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT .. PUBLIC SAFETY HAS GOT TO BE A HIGH PRIORITY."

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