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News Release
6/4/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Desperate Mercury Insurance Dumps Another Million into $16 Million Campaign and Distributes Last Minute Mailer from Phony “Consumer Coalition” Santa Monica, CA — Facing a surge of voter opposition in the last few days of its campaign for Proposition 17, sponsor Mercury Insurance injected another $1 million dollars into its...
Blog Post
6/3/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
During my two decades battling in California's ballot initiative process never before have large corporations been poised to gain so much so cleverly as in next Tuesday's election. Industries have long tried to lard ballots with outright power grabs and voters have sent them packing. What Tuesday's ballot represents is new stealth strikes by...
News Story
6/3/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The unvarnished truth about the propositions on Tuesday’s ballot. From Sacramento — It’s time again for some head-scratching and eye-glazing. There are five propositions on Tuesday’s state ballot. And they run the gamut from a no-brainer to some efforts at Sacramento reform to a special-interest scam. Here’s my...
News Story
6/3/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Tis the season to vote Along with every election season comes its fair share of controversy. This is the time where everyone seems to be seeing only in colors of red and blue, and one’s political colleague becomes his or her foe. This election is no different. Partisan infighting seemed to be the name of the game this time around....
News Story
5/27/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
It’s been said that motorists in Ventura County — and all across car-centric Southern California — can’t part with their automobiles. How much of that can be attributed to auto insurance is yet to be seen, although an upcoming ballot measure could change the way people choose to insure themselves, according to supporters...
News Story
5/26/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Critics: Some Drivers May Face Surcharge SACRAMENTO, CA — The insurance company that placed Proposition 17 on the June ballot says it did so to save money for most policyholders. The consumer-advocacy groups opposing it say that’s merely a smoke screen. What the company, Mercury Insurance, really wants is to undermine a provision of...
News Story
5/26/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The prospect of broad new powers has attracted two Democrats, two Republicans and four minor-party candidates to the June 8 primary. Sacramento, CA - California's elected insurance commissioner — one of the most powerful jobs of its kind in the nation — is likely to get even more authority over the next four years as President Obama's...
News Story
5/24/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
(Click here to listen the broadcast of this news segment.) Some of the most closely watched contests in California’s June primary election are for ballot initiatives. In the past, voters have used them to rewrite the laws on everything from taxes to medical marijuana to raising chickens. But increasingly, these “citizens initiatives...
News Story
5/24/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Prop. 17 Among Propositions On June 8 Ballot SAN DIEGO, CA — A proposition on the June 8 ballot could have a significant effect on how much Californians will pay for auto insurance, but there is a disagreement over whether the proposition will save or cost money. While everyone would like to save money on car insurance, the question...
News Story
5/23/2010
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Frankly, there's little credibility in a major insurance company spending beaucoup bucks on a ballot measure just so it can offer motorists a discount. But that is what Mercury Insurance wants you to swallow. The insurance giant says it is spending millions on Proposition 17 so it can offer California motorists a "continuous coverage...