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9/21/2012
Op-Ed Commentary by Kelsey Craven, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
As a student at the University of San Francisco, I find like many San Franciscans that living in the city means I don't need a car. Even if I wanted a car, USF doesn't allow us to have them on campus. With tuition going up every year, auto insurance is an extra expense I don't need, so I'm thinking of canceling my insurance....
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9/20/2012
Editorial, The Los Angeles Times
Click here to read the original editorial from the Los Angeles Times. Two years ago, voters rejected an ill-conceived ballot measure that would have allowed auto insurers to offer discounts to people who had been covered by competing companies, but which would have done so at the expense of new drivers and those who had let their coverage lapse....
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9/20/2012
Op-Ed Commentary by Stephanie Curtis, SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE
I grew up in Chula Vista and have been around military families all my life. Two years ago I got married and became part of a military family myself. I’m proud of my husband’s service. But I’m shocked at the cynical use of military families in the advertising campaign for Proposition 33, which is 99 percent bankrolled by one...
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9/20/2012
Editorial, LOS ANGELES TIMES
Click here to read the original editorial in the Los Angeles Times. Two years ago, voters rejected an ill-conceived ballot measure that would have allowed auto insurers to offer discounts to people who had been covered by competing companies, but which would have done so at the expense of new drivers and those who had let their coverage lapse. Now...
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9/17/2012
Editorial, THE SANTA ROSA PRESS DEMOCRAT
Click here to read the original editorial from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Two years ago, a Los Angeles insurer bankrolled a ballot initiative to change voter-approved rules for setting auto insurance premiums. That was Proposition 17, and voters wisely said no. Voters ought to say no once again when they decide Proposition 33, a virtually...
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9/16/2012
Editorial, THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
Click here to read the original editorial from the Bakersfield Californian.   If Proposition 33 seems familiar, it ought to. It's the Son of Proposition 17, the Mercury Insurance-backed initiative that would have rewarded one group of customers at the expense of another -- to the overall benefit of the insurance industry. As opponents of...
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9/15/2012
Editorial, THE SACRAMENTO BEE
Click here to read the original editorial from the Sacramento Bee California voters have a basic question to answer when deciding Proposition 33, a self-interested initiative funded by billionaire George Joseph, founder of Mercury General Corp. Should Mercury and other auto insurance companies be allowed to charge higher rates for people who are...
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9/14/2012
Editorial, THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Click here to read the original editorial from The San Francisco Chronicle. The politics and the arguments of Proposition 33 are going to seem very familiar. The owner of Mercury Insurance wants to loosen state insurance laws so he can offer more discounts. Consumer activists warn that the change will lead to significant surcharges on new ...
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9/14/2012
By Drew Joseph, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE POLITICS BLOG
Opponents of the November ballot measure Proposition 33 demanded Thursday that the campaign backing the insurance initiative pull its radio ads focusing on the military, calling them “deceptive and disrespectful.” Prop. 33 would enable insurance companies to offer discounts to drivers who have maintained consistent coverage and to...
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9/13/2012
By Don Jergler, INSURANCE JOURNAL
The battle over an automobile insurance persistency initiative is heating up, with the latest volley over a radio advertisement targeting a military audience that opponents are calling on to be removed following the tragedy in Libya where Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed on Tuesday along with three others during an attack on a U.S...