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Blog Post
3/24/2004
Jamie Court & Doug Heller
California's Gov is no friend of regulation, but it looks like Proposition 103-style insurance premium regulation may be the answer to legislative gridlock over workers' compensation reform. In auto insurance, Prop 103's system of premium regulation and price controls have saved California motorists over $23 billion. The fact that workers' comp...
Blog Post
3/18/2004
Doug Heller
Arnold has been campaigning against fraud and deception in the workers compensation system, but there's new deception in his campaign to change the system. Arnold has received $452,000 in campaign contributions from eight of the nation's largest workers' comp insurers into campaign committees he controls. Now he has moved a million dollars from...
Blog Post
1/5/2004
Doug Heller
Just before Christmas Arnold created a new fundraising committee that can receive above-the-limit contributions from big corporations, despite the state's campaign finance limits. The committee, called "Governor Schwarzenegger's California Recovery Team," was established to support the Governor's ballot measures. A list of donors to the...
Blog Post
11/24/2003
Jamie Court
As ArnoldWatch reported Thursday, in its effort to get to the truth underlying the crisis in workers' comp, the Senate has taken the unusual step of requiring all participants in the on-going workers compensation insurance hearings to testify under oath. Arnold called for these hearings and has made lowering workers' comp premiums for business...
Blog Post
11/20/2003
Jamie Court & Doug Heller
Arnoldwatch has learned that insurance company executives will have to testify under oath in the state senate -- risking perjury -- about their companies' role in the workers' compensation crisis. In order to hear the truth firsthand, Arnold should attend these Senate hearings because the unusual step of conducting them under oath means executives...
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,...
Blog Post
11/18/2003
Doug Heller
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...