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News Release
4/21/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumers, Economy Are Buckling Under Gasoline and Diesel Price Records As Government Stays Mum The 16-cent national rise in gasoline prices over two weeks, to more than $3.50 a gallon on average, is busting family budgets and threatening a further downward spiral in the economy, said Consumer Watchdog. The price crisis is far worse than it was...
News Story
3/24/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Are they constitutional? Clinton and Obama need to ask the question. ------------------- The following commentary by Consumer Watchdog chairman Jamie Court, and Loyola law professor Karl Manheim, was published on Monday, March 24, 2008 in the Los Angeles Times. ------------------- An important element is being overlooked in the healthcare debate...
News Story
1/28/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The following commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court, and Research Director Judy Dugan, was published on Monday, January 28th, 2008 in the Sacramento Bee. ---------- Proponents of the health insurance bill written by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez are down to one argument: Anything is better than...
News Story
1/28/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The following commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court, and Research Director Judy Dugan, was published on Monday, January 28th, 2008 in the Sacramento Bee. ---------- Proponents of the health insurance bill written by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez are down to one argument: Anything is better than...
News Story
12/12/2007
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Los Angeles Times The following commentary by FTCR president Jamie Court, and research director Judy Dugan, was published on Wednesday, December 12th, 2007 in the Los Angeles Times. -------------- California's elected officials have failed this year to take care of any pressing state problems -- except their own. No healthcare reform. No prison...
News Story
9/25/2007
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Los Angeles Times The following commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court, was published on Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 in the Los Angeles Times. ---------- Is it the right of the government to impose an obligation to buy a private product that costs $12,000 a year for a family of four? Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu...
News Story
9/18/2007
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Marketplace Morning Report - NPR Radio (American Public Media) The following commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court, was broadcast on Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 on American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report program on NPR radio. Click here to listen to the audio of the commentary. ---------- Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton laid...
News Story
8/11/2007
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Wisconsin Technology Network The following commentary by John M. Simpson, FTCR's Stem Cell Policy Director, was published in the Wisconsin Technology Network on Saturday, August 11, 2007. -------------- Santa Monica, CA -- Faced with dwindling federal support for research, more and more states like Wisconsin are stepping up to fill the shortfall...
News Story
8/7/2007
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Sacramento Bee The following commentary by John M. Simpson, FTCR's Stem Cell Policy Director, was published in the Sacramento Bee on Tuesday, August 7, 2007. -------------- California's stem cell oversight committee meets in San Francisco on Wednesday to consider how to parcel out $227 million to build research facilities across the Golden State....
News Story
7/14/2007
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Wisconsin Technology Network The following Op-Ed commentary by John M. Simpson, Stem Cell Project Director for the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, was published by the Wisconsin Technology Network on Saturday, June 14th, 2007: Santa Monica, CA -- The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights and the Public Patent Foundation have...