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3/29/1998
CA Climate Action Registry
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3/26/1998
John Chiang, CA Controller
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3/19/1998
Judy Dugan
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2/22/1998
Consumer Watchdog
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2/22/1998
Honolulu Star Bulletin
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1/1/1998
Consumer Watchdog
In 1988, voter approved Proposition 103 made the California Insurance Commissioner an elective post in order to hold the Commissioner accountable to the public. Prior to Prop 103, commissioners were appointed by the governor and often had conflicts of interest because they had previously worked for the insurance industry. Requiring insurance...
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9/1/1997
Consumer Watchdog
Deregulation For Utilities, Costly Regulation For Ratepayers Instead of giving consumers the ostensible benefits of deregulation -- competition leading to lower prices-- the law freezes all utility rates for four years at June 1996 levels, which were approximately 50% above the national average. The freeze requires ratepayers to pay off the costs...