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News Story
5/6/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Los Angeles, CA -- Sen. Bernie Sanders, assailing Republicans in Washington for their health care bill, delivered a message Saturday to the Democratic-controlled California Legislature: “Please lead the country and pass the single-payer bill.” “Please make my life easier,” Sanders, who is proposing Medicare for All,...
News Release
5/4/2017
Posted by Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Public interest advocacy groups Consumer Watchdog, Food & Water Watch, Rootskeeper, Save Porter Ranch, and public interest attorneys Aguirre & Severson LLP, have urged the Senate Rules Committee not to confirm former aide to Governor Jerry Brown, Cliff Rechtschaffen, to the California Public Utilities Commission....
News Story
4/29/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
On Thursday, the California Public Utilities Commission denied access once again to scores of communications that it exchanged with Southern California Edison, the office of Governor Jerry Brown, and others over the ratepayer shakedown to cover the shuttering of a flawed Southern California nuclear power plant. The CPUC is illegally withholding...
News Story
4/26/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Cars with no one in them may be cruising downtown streets as early as the end of this year if city and state motor vehicle officials have their way. The state Department of Motor Vehicles plans to issue rules this year that will allow automakers and tech companies to test autonomous vehicles for the first time on public streets with no one behind...
News Story
4/26/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Major investment in regenerative medicine enters its last stage — and the money might run out before treatments are ready. When California voters approved US$3 billion in funding for stem-cell research in 2004, biologists flocked to the state, and citizens dreamed of cures for Parkinson’s disease and spinal-cord injuries. Now, the...
News Story
4/25/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
California’s Department of Motor Vehicles on Monday closed the public comment period on its proposed testing and deployment rules for driverless cars. On Tuesday it opened the doors to a public hearing on those rules. Dozens of manufacturers, software developers, insurers and interested residents showed up. Here are four takeaways based on...
News Story
4/25/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Automakers on Tuesday urged the state of California to further ease its proposed regulations for autonomous vehicles, saying the state did not respond to their earlier objections by making enough revisions to its planned set of rules for self-driving cars. At a public hearing in Sacramento monitored via webcast, automakers urged California to drop...
News Story
4/20/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Those driverless test cars cruising California streets may soon, in fact, be driverless. The state Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday posted its latest proposed regulations for testing and deploying fully autonomous vehicles in the Golden State. The long-awaited move—a 2012 law said the rules were supposed to be in place two years ago...
Video
4/7/2017
Posted by Connor
Californians pay more for gasoline than any other state.  Liza Tucker, Consumer Watchdog's environmental advocate say big oil should be footed with the bill to fix California's roads to protect consumers.
Video
4/5/2017
Posted by Connor
Liza Tucker, Consumer Watchdog's resident environmental advocate discusses Governor Jerry Brown's proposed gas tax hike and its potential to hurt consumers.