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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...
News Release
9/25/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Sacramento, CA -- Consumer advocates and civil rights leaders testified today before a joint hearing of the California Assembly and Senate Insurance Committees that Prop 33 would turn back the clock on insurance discrimination in the state of California and raise rates for good drivers who have done nothing wrong. Carrying a life-size cut-out of...
Blog Post
9/24/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
The Consumer Federation of America released a new report today assessing consumer views on the factors insurance companies use to set premiums around the country.  Not surprisingly, Americans think that insurance rates should be based primarily on motorists' driving safety record (87% and 85% of respondents believe rates should reflect a...
News Story
9/24/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
Click here to read the original editorial from the Los Angeles Daily News. 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
9/24/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
Click here to read the original editorial from the Fresno 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...
News Story
9/24/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
Click here to read the original editorial from the San Bernarndion Sun. 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 Mercury...
News Story
9/24/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
Click here to read the original editorial from the San Diego Union-Tribune. Proposition 33 sounds good, billed as an easy way to increase competition between auto insurers and to produce lower rates for California’s drivers. But after lengthy discussions with proponents, opponents and independent insurance experts, we have come to believe...
News Story
9/22/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
Click here to read the original editorial from the North County Times.   Anyone who has read these pages at all over the past 15 years, since the North County Times was founded out of the merger of the Blade-Citizen and Times Advocate, knows well that we pretty strongly favor a deregulated market where consumers decide winners and losers...