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News Story
1/13/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Nell McCombs of Ventura is committee chairman for the League of Women Voters of Ventura County's study of the California initiative and referendum process. The initiative process was adopted by the California electorate in 1911, and was intended to allow the public direct access to the legislative process and overcome the influence of special...
News Story
1/9/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Making his case yet again for regulatory authority to reject "excessive" rates, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Tuesday singled out Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Co. for slapping "unreasonable" rate increases on more than 250,000 small-business policyholders. Anthem fired back, saying the...
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11/2/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog's Carmen Balber answers the insurance industry's spin by reminding voters to follow the money: "When was the last time an insurance executive spent millions of dollars to save you money?" Prop 33 is about one insurance company trying to buy the vote.
News Release
10/30/2012
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer advocates today produced evidence that Mercury Insurance company, the backer of Prop 33, discriminated against members of the military by overcharging or refusing to sell them auto and homeowners insurance policies. Prop 33 on next week’s ballot would roll back a 24-year old consumer protection in California and...
News Story
10/29/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to view the original Op-Ed commentary. Answer just one question, and you'll know how you should vote on Proposition 33: Should you pay more for your car insurance if you stopped driving for a time because you couldn't afford a car, didn't own one or lived for awhile in a city where you didn't need one? The insurance...
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10/27/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Should the rules be changed for auto insurance companies doing business in California? That is the central question voters are being asked with Proposition 33. And the measure is complex. Harvey Rosenfield wrote and shepherded the passage of Prop. 103, while George Joseph is the founder and chairman of Mercury Insurance. The two have been...
News Story
10/18/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to read the original editorial from the Sacramento News & Review. Proposition 33: No Conceived and funded by 91-year-old billionaire George Joseph, founder of Mercury Insurance Group, Proposition 33 is nearly identical to a measure that was rightfully voted down years ago by California voters. Proposition 33 would allow...
News Story
10/18/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to read the original editorial from the Stockton Record. Measure would most likely raise rates on auto insurance for everyone A red flag should go up when one person, group or company is the sole sponsor and sole underwriter of a ballot measure. That's what we've got with Proposition 33, a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot that we...
News Story
10/18/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to read the origial editorial from the Chico News-Review. Proposition 33 is just a retread of an earlier loser, 2010’s Proposition 17 Remember Proposition 17 on the November 2010 ballot? That was the lemon that would have allowed auto insurance companies to charge higher rates for drivers whose coverage had been interrupted for...