- Newsmaker: New Survey Shows Davis Leading Simon by 10 Points
A month ago, the Public Policy Institute of California showed Gray Davis leading Bill Simon by 8 points in the Governor-s race. Since then, Simon made what turned out to be a false accusation against Davis, and Davis- TV ads have switched from the negative to the positive. Has all that made any difference? Mark Baldassare, who directs the PPIC-s survey, says voter turnoff is largely unchanged.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Proposition 50: Yet Another Water Bond Initiative
Proposition 50, the fourth water bond on the California ballot in six years, is an initiative measure, put on the ballot by a signature-gathering campaign. The proposition would allow $ 3.4 billion in bonds to be sold for a host of water projects. Nancy Vogel, who reports from Sacramento for the LA Times, analyzes the measure that has divided environmentalists and developers up and down the state.