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Blog Post
1/16/2004
Jerry Flanagan
When Schwarzenegger promised to clear up politics as usual in Sacramento, environmentalists couldn't imagine that meant appointing lumber industry lobbyists intent on clear cutting the state's forests. AW tipsters tell us that Melinda Terry, a lobbyist for the California Forestry Association, is now on the short list to be the new Legislative...
Blog Post
12/17/2003
Jamie Court
With health care costs skyrocketing, a new California Health Care Quality Improvement and Cost Containment Commission (AB 1528 Cohn) may have the most important job in the state - reining in waste, fraud and profiteering by HMOs, hospitals, doctors groups, and pharmaceutical companies. The Commission - created along with Senate Bill 2's new...
Blog Post
12/2/2003
Jamie Court
Arnold just recorded another $15,000 from Safeway, the supermarket, on top of $16,200 registered five days before and another $5,000 from Safeway President Steve Burd. That's a total of $36,200. We knew Arnold believed in the free market... but the supermarket? Safeway may just be playing it safe in its labor dispute over the size of workers'...
Blog Post
11/19/2003
Doug Heller & Jamie Court
In the workers' compensation reforms Arnold introduced today, insurance companies drew a "get-out-of-reform-free" card from the community chest. Arnold's proposal, known as AB 1, greatly reduces penalties against insurers that pay workers' benefits late and provides no regulation of the premiums workers' comp insurers charge businesses,...
News Release
7/9/2003
CONTACT Doug Heller - 310-392-0522 x309
Consumer Groups Vow to Continue Fight to End Homeowner Insurers' Arbitrary, Inconsistent and Unfair Use of Credit History Sacramento, CA -- Legislation that would prohibit insurance companies from using a consumer's credit history to deny them homeowner's insurance coverage or to set rates was killed today by the Assembly Insurance Committee when...
News Release
6/19/2002
CONTACT Jamie Court (310) 392-0522 x327
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,...