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ON THE  BROADCAST  TONIGHT…   BUDGET  REVISION…WHY  GOVERNOR  BROWN  SAYS  CALIFORNIA  WILL   BE  LEFT  FLOUNDERING  IF  LAWMAKERS  FAIL  TO  FIX  THE  BUDGET   SYSTEM  NOW   CORRECTIONS  AT  THE  CAPITOL…WHY  OUR  MEMBERS  MET  FACE-­‐TO-­‐ FACE  WITH  LAWMAKERS  AND  WHAT  THEY  HAD  TO  SAY  ABOUT   INMATE  EDUCATIONAL  PROGRAMS   AND  AN  EVENING  OF  INFORMATION…WHERE  OUR  I-­‐T  PROFESSIONALS   WENT  TO  FOR  A  CRASH  COURSE  ON  THEIR  ALWAYS  CHANGING   INDUSTRY…   …THE  CHANNEL  1000  NEWS  STARTS  NOW   GOVERNOR  JERRY  BROWN  CONTINUES  HIS  PUSH  TO  EXTEND  EXISTING   TAXES  TO  AVOID  AN  ALL-­‐CUTS  BUDGET…SAYING  THE  USUAL   GIMMICKS  WON’T  CURE  CALIFORNIA  OF  ITS  PERPETUAL  BUDGET   MESS   DURING  BROWNS  MAY  REVISE  PRESENTATION  MONDAY…HE   ACKNOWLEDGED  CALIFORNIA  WILL  TAKE  IN  NEARLY  SEVEN  BILLION   DOLLARS  MORE  IN  TAX  REVENUE  THAN  ONCE  THOUGHT…PUTTING   THE  STATE’S  CURRENT  DEFICIT  AT  NINE-­‐POINT-­‐SIX  BILLION  DOLLARS.   BUT  BROWN  SAYS  THE  STATE  HAS  MORE  THAN  34  BILLION  DOLLARS   IN  OUTSTANDING  DEBT…DUE  TO  BORROWING  AND  ACCOUNTING   GIMMICKS  USED  TO  BALANCE  RECENT  BUDGETS…THAT  DEBT  IS  IN   ADDITION  TO  THE  NINE-­‐POINT-­‐SIX  BILLION  DOLLARS  DEFICIT  IN  THE   CURRENT  FISCAL  YEAR.   BROWN  SAYS  THE  ONLY  WAY  TO  AVOID  A  BUDGET  CONTAINING   ADDITIONAL  DRASTIC  CUTS  TO  SERVICES  OUR  MEMBERS   PROVIDE…EDUCATION  AND  PUBLIC  SAFETY…IS  BY  EXTENDING  THE   ONE  PERCENT  SALES  TAX  AND  HALF-­‐A-­‐PERCENT  VEHICLE  LICENSE  FEE   THAT  ARE  SCHEDULED  TO  EXPIRE  JUNE  30.    HE  HAS  TAKEN  ONE  


EXTENSION…THE INCOME  TAX  SURCHARGE…OFF  THE  TABLE  DUE   MOSTLY  TO  THE  STATE’S  ADDITIONAL  TAX  REVENUES.   THE  TAX  EXTENSIONS  REMAIN  THE  KEY  RIGHT  NOW.    REPUBLICAN   LAWMAKERS  HAVE  ROAD  BLOCKED  ALL  OF  THEM…AND  NOW  SOME   ARE  USING  THE  STATE’S  INCREASED  REVENUES  AS  THEIR  ARGUMENT   FOR  STOPPING  THEM  ALTOGETHER.   BROWN  SAYS  IF  THAT’S  THE  CASE…HE  HAS  TO  HAVE  PLANS  B…C…AND   D…AND  THOSE  PLANS  WILL  BE  FELT  BY  ALL  CALIFORNIANS.   “I’M  NOT  GOING  TO  GIVE  THE  REPUBLICANS  A  ROADMAP  TO   RUIN…I’VE  GIVEN  THEM  A  ROADMAP  TO  SUCCESS…AND  THAT’S   WHAT  THIS  MAY  REVISE  IS”   LOCAL  1000  CONTINUES  TO  BE  INVOLVED  IN  THE  PROCESS  TO  MOVE   THE  CURRENT  TAXES  TO  THE  BALLOT…SPEAKING  WITH  LAWMAKERS   EVERYDAY  AS  IS  GOVERNOR  BROWN…IN  AN  EFFORT  TO  LET  VOTERS   DECIDE  IF  THEY  WANT  TO  FUND  SERVICES  AND  EDUCATION   SPEAKING  OF  BUDGETS…OUR  MEMBERS  SAY  GOVERNOR   SCHWARZENEGGER’S  CUTS  TO  INMATE  EDUCATION  TO  FIX  PAST   BUDGET  PROBLEMS  HAS  LEFT  WHAT’S  LEFT  OF  INMATE  EDUCATION   IN  A  BUREAUCRATIC  MESS  THAT’S  PREVENTING  SOME  INMATES   FROM  PROGRESSING  THROUGH  THE  SYSTEM   INSIDE  THIS  SENATE  BUDGET  SUBCOMMITTEE  HEARING…JOHN  KERN   AND  STEVE  BOWEN  TESTIFIED  ON  THE  NEW  REALITIES  FACING  THE   EDUCATIONAL  PROGRAMS  INSIDE  STATE  PRISONS.   BOWEN  HIGHLIGHTED  PROBLEMS  WITH  THE  INMATE  ASSIGNMENT   PROCESS…SAYING  INMATES  ARE  FREQUENTLY  PLACED  IN  THE  WRONG   CLASSROOM…  AND  ITS  DIFFICULT  TO  MOVE  THEM  TO  WHERE  THEY   SHOULD  BE…PLUS  IT’S  BECOME  INCREASINGLY  DIFFICULT  TO   PROMOTE  STUDENTS.   KERN  REMINDED  LAWMAKERS  HOW  FEW  VOCATIONAL  PROGRAMS  


REMAIN WITHIN  THE  STATE’S  PRISONS  AND  HOW  DIFFICULT  IT  IS  TO   MOTIVATE  INMATES  TO  GET  INVOLVED  IN  JOB  SKILLS  TRAINING   PROGRAMS.     HE  USED  EXAMPLES  OF  SEVERAL  INMATES  WHO’VE  BECOME   SUCCESSFUL  IN  SOCIETY  DUE  TO  THE  JOB  TRAINING  SKILLS  THEY   ATTAINED  BEHIND  THE  WIRE   OUR  I-­‐T  PROFESSIONALS  SPENT  A  PORTION  OF  THE  WEEKEND  AT   LOCAL  1000  HEADQUARTERS  FOR  REBOOT-­‐U…A  CONFERENCE   DEDICATED  TO  THE  LATEST  INNOVATIONS  IN  THE  INFORMATION   TECHNOLOGY  INDUSTRY.   SPEAKERS  AT  THE  CONFERENCE…AMONG  OTHER  THINGS…DISCUSSED   STRATEGIES  AND  PRESENTED  TOOLS  NECESSARY  FOR  OUR  I-­‐T   PROFESSIONALS  TO  KEEP  PACE  WITH  TECHNOLOGICAL   CHANGES…CONSOLIDATION  OF  THE  STATE’S  INFRASTRUCTURE…AND   NEW  SKILLS  THEY  CAN  USE  ON  THE  JOB  AND  IN  THEIR  LINE  OF  WORK.   STATE  CONTROLLER  JOHN  CHAING  TOOK  PART  IN  THE   EVENT…DISCUSSING  VARIOUS  PROGRAMS  BEING  INSTITUTED  IN  THE   STATE.   THIS  IS  THE  SECOND  YEAR  LOCAL  1000  HAS  HOSTED  ITS  OWN  I-­‐T   CONFERENCE…AND  ORGANIZERS  SAY  IT’S  BEEN  SO   SUCCESSFUL…THEY’VE  ALREADY  BEGUN  THE  PLANNING  PROCESS  FOR   NEXT  YEAR’S  EVENT.   THAT’S  OUR  BROADCAST  FOR  TONIGHT…THANKS  SO  MUCH  FOR   BEING  WITH  US.   I’M  NAJ  ALIKHAN  REPORTING  FROM  LOCAL  1000  HEADQUARTERS  IN   SACRAMENTO…HAVE  A  GREAT  NIGHT

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