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News Release
11/4/1998
CONTACT Consumer Watchdog
San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA --- Consumer advocates who spearheaded the grassroots effort to pass Proposition 9 made the following statements in response to the measure's defeat in Tuesday's election. "We're obviously disappointed that three private utility companies will continue to reap billion dollar benefits from a Legislative sweetheart...
News Release
10/30/1998
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"The rate reduction does work out to be about 2%," says PG&E spokesman In a television interview Tuesday, PG&E spokesman Cory Warren confirmed what Prop. 9 advocates have been saying all along: the 10% rate reduction on electric bills -- required as part of the 1996 deregulation of electric utilities -- does not add up. "The rate...
News Release
10/29/1998
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Utility Companies Falsely Claim Sierra Club Opposition to Prop. 9 in S. F. Democratic Club Mailing A slate mailer arriving at San Francisco homes this week falsely lists the Sierra Club as an opponent of the Utilitiy Rate Reduction initiative, Prop. 9. The "Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club of San Francisco" voter guide includes a recommendation...
News Release
10/23/1998
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Angry Consumers Demand That Utility Spokesman Stop Calling Himself A Century City, CA-- Angry consumers delivered a "Notice of Dismissal" to former TV personality, David Horowitz through his manager today. The consumers, angered by Horowitz' appearance on anti-Prop 9 advertisements and a 30 minute informercial attacking Prop. 9 -- the consumer...
News Release
10/21/1998
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Failure to Enforce Prop 103 Cost Motorists $5.2 Billion Prop. 103 has delivered massive insurance savings for motorists in California relative to the rest of the country. But Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush's failure to enforce 103's prohibition on insurance company profiteering cost California motorists an estimated $5.2 billion...
News Release
10/20/1998
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Utilities Hire Sen. Peace's Firm to Produce Propaganda Consumer Advocates Urge Voters to Ignore Utilities' Infomercial and Ad Blitz, Vote Yes to Save Money and Send Utilities a Message San Diego, CA - Consumer leaders and volunteers supporting Proposition 9, the electric rate reduction measure, rallied today outside the offices of state Senator...
News Release
10/9/1998
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David Horowitz Earns $106,000 from Utility-Funded Campaign Los Angeles, CA - A company led by David Horowitz, formerly a consumer reporter with KNBC and the syndicated program "Fight Back!," earned $106,000 from the utility-funded campaign to defeat Proposition 9, the electricity rate reduction initiative. Horowitz signed the ballot argument...
News Release
10/7/1998
CONTACT Consumer Watchdog
While Commissioner Claims He's Only Going After Drunk Drivers, Even Insurance Industry Lobbyists Admit Sober Drivers Are Real Target New regulations issued by state Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush will increase auto insurance rates for over one million Californians, according to insurance industry lobbyists. The regulations, which were...
News Release
10/6/1998
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State Agency Approves Regulations Making it Easier for Auto Insurers to Cancel Policies The Office of Administrative Law has approved new regulations that will make it easier for automobile insurers to cancel or not renew policies for even minor traffic violations, the Proposition 103 Enforcement Project, a consumer advocacy group, warned today...
News Release
10/1/1998
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Consumer Advocates Call It Payback for ROSEMEAD, CA-- Supporters of the citizen backed utility rate reduction initiative, Prop. 9 today delivered a live bull and its manure to the headquarters of Edison International, the chief opponent of Proposition 9. Edison is under attack from consumer groups for funding a misleading advertising campaign...