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10/10/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Proposition 89 would loosen corporations' stranglehold on elections, a major factor in keeping turnout low.The Los Angeles Times The following commentary was published in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, October 10, 2006. Jamie Court is president of the Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights. -------------- With a full...
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9/14/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
TomPaine.com Jerry Flanagan is health care policy director for the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights . Judy Dugan is the group's research director. --------------- Both sides knew their scripted parts late last month as the California legislature passed a sweeping bill to provide all residents of the state with health care. Governor...
News Story
8/24/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Marketplace Radio Program (American Public Media) The following commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court was broadcast on the Marketplace radio program on Thursday, August 24th, 2006. Listen to the audio of the commentary here. -------------- KAI RYSSDAL - HOST: Car insurance is sort of like airline tickets. You never quite know why you're paying...
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8/16/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
State leaders belly up to the bars and buffets for their annual, unseemly special-interest shakedown.The Los Angeles Times The following commentary was published in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, August 16, 2006. Jamie Court is president of the Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights. ---------------- When legislators...
News Story
7/24/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
California Progress Report Jerry Flanagan is FTCR's lead advocate on health care reform and personal privacy issues and is recognized as one of California's leading analysts of legislative efforts to address those issues. He is responsible for overseeing the California Health Consensus Project's (www.calhealthconsensus.org) development and...
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7/7/2006
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Marketplace NPR Radio Program (American Public Media) The following commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court was broadcast on the Marketplace NPR radio program on Friday, July 7th, 2006. Listen to the audio of the commentary here. -------------- KAI RYSSDAL - Host: There's going to be a memorial service for Ken Lay Sunday in Aspen, Colo. His...
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7/2/2006
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Sacramento Bee The following Op-Ed commentary by FTCR's John M. Simpson was published in the Sacramento Bee on Sunday, July 2, 2006: ------------ Suppose a California couple have completed treatment at an infertility clinic and now have two children. Thankful for their blessing, they donate surplus embryos from the process for research. Otherwise...
News Story
6/26/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Wisconsin State Journal The following Op-Ed commentary by John M. Simpson was published in the Wisconsin State Journal on Monday, June 26th, 2006. Simpson is stem cell project director for the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, based in Santa Monica, Calif. ---------------- Suppose a Wisconsin couple has successfully completed treatment...
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6/25/2006
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AT&T, Assembly Dems bill's winnersSan Francisco Chronicle The following Op-Ed commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court, was published in the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday, June 25th, 2006.: --------------- AT&T is spending tens of millions of dollars on advertising, lobbying and campaign contributions in California to bring what it...
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6/22/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Marketplace NPR Radio Program (American Public Media) The following commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court was broadcast on the Marketplace NPR radio program on Thursday, June 22, 2006. Listen to the audio of the commentary here.: --------------- KAI RYSSDAL - HOST: So much legislation, so little time. Congress has a lot to do before its summer...