** Former President Bill Clinton appears at a 5 PM rally in front of San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday for Proposition 87, the oil extraction tax to fund alternative fuels.
Screen legend Robert Redford has been campaigning around the state for Prop 87 the past few days. The initiative holds a lead in private polling, but not much of one.
** With debate increasing over one of the less heralded battles on the California ballot, that over Proposition 90, which would make eminent domain more difficult, a new poll shows Oregon voters having a case of buyers’ remorse over their 2004 adoption of a similar measure. Many worry that passage of Prop 90 would make it harder to implement major public works projects, such as those contained in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s Big Bang Bonds infrastructure package.
** Monitor global and national energy prices via Bloomberg. Natural gas prices are down on record U.S. supply.