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Blog Post
11/18/2003
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Day 2 of the Arnold Administration -- If we told you that the governor accepted a huge campaign contribution from the state's largest private workers' compensation insurer just before opening a special legislative session on workers' comp, you'd be sure that we accidentally got our wires crossed and were looking at some old story from the Gray...
Blog Post
11/18/2003
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
No you didn't misread the title. Arnold has talked a lot about dropping the car tax, but earlier today, he dropped the Car Ax on DMV chief Steve Gourley. Gourley gained a reputation for policing and cracking down on car dealerships -- including the nation's largest, AutoNation, Inc. Guess what: the car dealers were among the largest contributors...
Blog Post
11/17/2003
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
How Arnold Schwarzenegger balances the interests of business and society will be the biggest challenge of the gubernatorial career he begins today. These weblogs will chronicle that balancing act and arnoldwatch.org will be devoted to watching the hidden hand of special interests in the Schwarzenegger administration. Elected as the man of the...
Blog Post
11/17/2003
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
In Executive Order No. 2, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has frozen all pending state regulations for a duplicative review of their impact on businesses in the state. The 180 day freeze is a special interest coup d'etat. Among the spectrum of laws to be put on hold include pending regulations to root out pesticides, to protect Californians'...
News Release
6/19/2002
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Call Made For Rule Changes So All Present Must Vote Or Not Be Paid Ignoring the pleas of a Health Net patient locked out of the court system by mandatory arbitration, a cabal of silent Democrats friendly to corporations joined with Republicans to put the interests of the HMO industry above those of patients. They refused to support, or to oppose,...
Blog Post
8/30/2001
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
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...