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9/12/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #77 - Sep 12, 2001 SPECIAL SACRAMENTO LOBBYING EDITION "We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor" -- The last words of The Declaration of Independence Bailout Price Tag: $6 Billion + $50 billion. The Edison bailout...
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9/6/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #76 - Sep 06, 2001 SPECIAL EVENING BULLETIN Dems Push Republicans for Political Cover on Bailout. FTCR has vowed a referendum and/or initiative to reverse the Edison bailout, along with individual accountability for lawmakers who vote to stick ratepayers with...
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9/6/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #75 - Sep 06, 2001 SPECIAL SACRAMENTO WAR ROOM EDITION Walking the Plank for Edison. The Governor and Assembly Democrat leaders will try to shove the Edison Bailout+ bill (SB 78xx) through the Assembly later today, if they can get enough lawmakers willing to...
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9/4/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #74 - Sep 04, 2001 SPECIAL SACRAMENTO WAR ROOM EDITION Money, Lies and Videotape. The timing -- Friday of Labor Day weekend -- looked terrible. No lawmakers had even seen, much less read the bill. And there were just too many citizens watching…. and some...
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8/31/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #73 - Aug 31, 2001 SPECIAL SACRAMENTO WAR ROOM EDITION ASSEMBLY POISED TO PASS EDISON BAILOUT WITH HUGE COSTS TO RESIDENTIAL RATEPATERS Christmas in August for Edison. It may be Labor Day for the rest of us, but its Christmas for Edison and the energy companies...
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8/30/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch Carols - Aug 30, 2001 Christmas in August for Edison Read about the Bailout Watchdog's Capitol caroling excursion in BW #72 Stop the Bailout (to the tune of Deck the Halls) Stop the Bailout Bills of Folly Fa la la, la la la, la la la 'Tis the season for Energy...
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8/30/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #72 - Aug 30, 2001 SPECIAL SACRAMENTO WAR ROOM EDITION Edison Bailout Passes Assembly Energy Committee. A bill to force ratepayers to pay off Edison's bad debts, with interest, is now on the move in the Assembly. 10 Democrats and 1 Republican voted in favor of...
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8/29/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #71 - Aug 29, 2001 SPECIAL SACRAMENTO WAR ROOM EDITION Wright On The Money. Yesterday's Bailout Watch recounted the 8+ hours energy and utility co. lobbyists were given on Monday to plead their case for a bailout to the Assembly Energy Costs & Availability...
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8/28/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #70 - Aug 28, 2001 SPECIAL SACRAMENTO WAR ROOM EDITION FTCR Opens War Room in Sacto. Our volunteer-based campaign to stop the bailout received a lot of attention in Sacramento yesterday. The first group of volunteers, from all over the state, wore the yellow...
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8/27/2001
Ratepayer Revolt
BAILOUT WATCH: Keeping an eye on the energy industry and the politicians Bailout Watch #69 - Aug 27, 2001 Hunkering Down. The battle for billions of ratepayer dollars has been raging in Sacramento for months now, but a new front opens today when citizen volunteers with the Oaks Project open the doors to THE WAR ROOM in Sacramento. Prepared to meet...