- Making News:Recall Update; Driver's Licenses for the Undocumented
The first debate in California-s recall election is scheduled for tonight. Governor Gray Davis will be there, along with several replacement candidates, but Arnold Schwarzenegger won-t be one of them. The San Francisco Chronicle's Carla Marinucci has a preview of tonight-s candidates' forum and an update on a controversial bill that would allow undocumented aliens to apply for a California driver's license.
- Reporter's Notebook: 'Latte Tax' to Be Decided by Seattle Voters
The City of Seattle is short of cash, but a measure on this month-s ballot proposes to tax an item sold at gas stations, hospitals, roadside stands and drive-through windows. Initiative 77 would place a tax on espresso-10 cents for each beverage containing a half-ounce or more. Nicole Brodeur, columnist for the Seattle Times, has the scoop on the espresso tax.
KCRW's Election Connection features candidates' interviews, news and features on the California recall and replacement election, and a rundown on the two statewide ballot initiatives. Our Election Connection page is also a great resource on the 2004 Presidental race, complete with election features and candidates' interviews.