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News Story
10/5/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Billionaire insurance executive George Joseph has been fighting with consumer advocate Harvey Rosenfield for two decades over California's landmark automobile insurance law. This November, the two are squaring off again over a ballot initiative that would roll back a provision of the 1988 law and let insurance...
News Release
10/4/2012
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog Campaign today released a video showing that two paid employees of the insurance-backed Prop 33 campaign are posing as “real drivers” in a huge TV ad buy now airing statewide. Consumer Watchdog Campaign called upon the state’s political watchdog, the Fair Political Practices Commission, to...
Blog Post
10/3/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
In response to our Consumer Alert exposing the Prop 33 campaign for using paid campaign employees in their TV ads, the insurance industry-backed Proposition 33 campaign issued a statement to the LA Times Opinion blog - excerpts below - stating that "the two women in their ads were simply volunteering their stories in support of the effort to...
News Story
10/3/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Call it a rematch. Proposition 33 is Los Angeles insurance executive George Joseph's plan for liberalizing the rules on auto premiums. For years Joseph has been trying to extend "good-driver" discounts to more motorists, with no luck. In 2010 his company, Mercury Insurance Group, bankrolled an initiative similar to Proposition 33 but...
News Story
10/3/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The sponsors of Proposition 33, a measure to allow auto insurers to charge higher or lower rates based on whether a driver had coverage in the previous five years, don't seem content just to stretch the truth about the nature of their measure (which The Times' editorial board opposes). They're also running television commercials that...
News Story
10/1/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
California voters are getting a chance to tweak the state’s car insurance rules when they consider the fate of Proposition 33. The November ballot item asks voters to change the way car insurance rates are calculated in California. The measure proposes tweaking current rules to allow companies to consider a driver’s insurance...
News Story
9/28/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
Click here to read the original editorial from the Long Beach Press-Telegram. Didn't Californians already vote down Proposition 33 -- the measure to make changes to the state's auto insurance law on the Nov. 6 ballot? Essentially, yes -- in June 2010 when voters defeated Proposition 17. The electorate didn't buy the pitch then that...
News Story
9/28/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
Click here to read the original editorial from the Riverside Press-Enterprise.   Time does not make a bad idea better. Prop. 33 on the November ballot is a retread of a special-interest measure voters rejected two years ago. The new version deserves the same fate; voters should just say no to Prop. 33. This ballot measure would let auto...
News Story
9/27/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
Click here to read the original editorial from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. DIDN'T Californians already vote down Proposition 33 - the measure to make changes to the state's auto insurance law on the Nov. 6 ballot? Essentially, yes - in June 2010 when voters defeated Proposition 17. The electorate didn't buy the pitch then that...
News Story
9/27/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
Click here to read the original editorial from the Santa Cruz Sential. Proposition 33 on the Nov. 6 ballot is a testament, or an indictment, of one auto insurance company's dogged pursuit of recruiting customers while charging more to Californians who are either buying policies for the first time or have let their coverage lapse. This...