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Blog Post
8/30/2010
Posted by Jamie Court
When Anthem Blue Cross announced its controversial premium increases in California recently, the insurer claimed, "a carrier must be able to receive actuarially sound rates." So it is remarkable that "progressive" San Francisco State Senator Mark Leno, a single payer health care advocate, recently introduced eleventh hour...
Blog Post
3/24/2008
Doug Heller
For a generation, regulation has been a dirty word in politics unless it had the prefix "de-" attached to it.  I think the Wall Street Journal's story today is a sure sign that we're out of the woods and headed toward sensible oversight of corporate America (and its global tradng partners).   The Journal places the impetus...
News Release
1/31/2008
CONTACT Judy Dugan, cell: 213-280-0175, or 310-392-0522, x305; or Jamie Court, x327
Yearly Profits of Oil Industry Will Nearly Equal Treasury Cost of Federal Economic Stimulus Package Santa Monica, CA -- The record run of 2007 oil profits, which came as the U.S. economy slid into recession and consumer debt soared, portrays an industry run amok, said the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights. Shell, world's second-largest...
News Release
1/17/2002
CONTACT Doug Heller - 310-392-0522 x309
New Study Assesses Causes, Costs of California Energy Crisis Click here to download the report in PDF format. Santa Monica, CA. --The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) issued the first comprehensive review of the California energy crisis today, exactly one year after the first rolling blackouts hit California. Using government...