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KHTS' 9th Annual Sacramento Road Trip Starts Monday

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KHTS AM-1220's ninth annual Sacramento Road Trip is coming up quickly. Local community and business leaders will join politicians in the state capital.

KHTS AM-1220 and Santa Clarita Valley community leaders are preparing for the ninth annual Sacramento Road Trip, coming up next week on Monday, March 17 and Tuesday, March 18.


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Sacramento Road Trip 2013About 100 people have signed up for the annual lobbying trip that started as an idea back in 2005, during a conversation between then State Assemblyman Keith Richman and KHTS Co-owner Carl Goldman.

Goldman and station co-owner Jeri Seratti-Goldman made their first lobbying trip to Sacramento in 2006, joined by 35 community leaders.

In 2007, the group nearly doubled in size. Over the years, the road trips have focused on topics such as transportation, education, the state budget, water issues and prison realignment.

Assemblyman Scott Wilk’s office works with KHTS to coordinate all the trip’s meetings with the politicians and officials at the state’s capital.

This year, the trip is sponsored by Southern California Gas Company, Union Bank and the Castaic Lake Water Agency. Local lobbyists will focus on several issues facing the SCV, such as healthcare, education, chloride, high speed rail and the state budget.

Related Information: Sacramento Road Trip 2014

The activities will begin as soon as they arrive in Sacramento on Monday and continue through 4 p.m. Tuesday.

At Monday’s dinner, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez will give the keynote address and advise attendees on the state of California.

Sacramento Road Trip 2013

Goldman expects it to be a highlight of the trip, he said.

Meetings have been scheduled with Assembly members Kristin Olsen, Diane Harkey, Raul Bocanegra and Das Williams and Senator Fran Pavley.

Lobbyists will also meet with representatives from the Department of Finance, the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, Covered California and the California Farm Bureau Federation.

Among the business leaders and local government officials, KHTS has also invited several students from SCVi Charter School, West Ranch High School and College of the Canyons to join the road trip.

Related Article: SCVi Student Raises Money For Music Program, Joins Sacramento Trip

Check back at HomeTownStation.com on March 17-18 for pictures and updates from Sacramento, and tune in to KHTS on Monday for live interviews with local community leaders.


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KHTS' 9th Annual Sacramento Road Trip Starts Monday


Article: KHTS' 9th Annual Sacramento Road Trip Starts Monday
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Allison Pari