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News Story
10/13/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
SACRAMENTO, CA -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed bipartisan legislation that would have extended California's Low Cost Auto Insurance program for low-income families. With the Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program set to expire on Jan. 1, 2011, extending it through 2015 now would be premature, Schwarzenegger said in a veto message. The governor...
News Story
10/12/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Efforts to extend a state-backed auto insurance program for low-income Californians failed after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have kept it going until 2016. State law requires all drivers to carry minumum levels of liability insurance, and the low-income policy provides affordable coverage to motorists ...
News Story
10/12/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
SACRAMENTO, CA -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., signed five bills into law this weekend that would extend consumer protections for everybody from car buyers to magazine subscribers. However, he vetoed bills cracking down on loan modification fraud and another to extend low cost auto insurance to 50,000 needy Californians. Loan...
News Release
10/12/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Program Has Insured About 50,000 Californians at No Cost to Taxpayers   Santa Monica, CA -- Despite unanimous support from the State Assembly, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed legislation that would have extended California’s Low Cost Auto Insurance program for low-income families.  AB 725 (Jones) received bipartisan support...
Blog Post
10/1/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
UPDATE October 12, 2009.  As the LA Times reports, and defying logic, Governor Schwarzenegger has vetoed the bill to extend California's Low-Cost Auto Insurance program through 2015.  Read more about the veto here. ------- If you live in California, please contact Governor Schwarzenegger and urge him to sign AB 725 (Jones), which would...
News Story
9/8/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is considering whether to extend the state’s low-cost auto insurance program, which offers bare-bones coverage to motorists who would otherwise drive without insurance — and break the law. So far, few Sonoma County residents have signed up for the coverage, which costs $251 a year. “It’s very...
News Story
4/10/2009
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
In an effort to stem the tide of uninsured drivers in California and offer a low priced insurance policy for the poor, state legislators created the California Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program. The pilot program was launched on July 1, 2000 for San Francisco and Los Angeles county drivers. As of December 12, 2007, the Low Cost Automobile...
Blog Post
4/25/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
I just sent out the following note to our email list and thought I should post it on the site as well. -------------------------   I remember now why I hired armed guards to protect the voter signatures that put insurance reform Proposition 103 on the ballot twenty years ago. Yesterday morning, the Washington, D.C.-based Consumer Federation...
Feature
3/5/2008
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
CALL 1-866-602-8861 for a Certified Low-Cost Auto Insurance Agent Near You The California Low-Cost Auto Insurance program makes an inexpensive insurance policy available to qualifying, low-income drivers. The program is a result of a 1999 California law -- SB 171 (authored by Senator Martha Escutia) -- developed and sponsored by Consumer Watchdog...
News Story
10/2/2007
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Voters elected him to improve things, says state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner.   So, during a visit to Chico Tuesday, he talked about several changes he's making, concerning low-cost auto insurance, report cards for health-insurance companies and insurance fraud.   A businessman who entered politics for the first time last year,...