By Jeff Jeffrey, BESTWIRE
LOS ANGELES, CA -- A consumer advocacy group in California has fired another salvo of public complaints against Mercury Insurance Group, accusing the personal lines insurer of raising automobile insurance rates ahead of an election that will decide the fate of a ballot measure the consumer group said will directly benefit Mercury.
By Norimitsu Onishi, THE NEW YORK TIMES
SAN FRANCISCO — Next month, California voters will be asked to consider 11 ballot propositions whose passage would carry the full force of law, an exercise in direct democracy that traces back to the Progressive Era of the early 20th century.
This time around, though, four of them are initiatives of single rich individuals, while others are...
By Sonali Kolhatkar, UPRISING RADIO
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Of the 11 propositions on this November’s ballot, Proposition 33 is one that you may have not heard too much about other than from the “YES on 33” campaigns. George Joseph, the billionaire chairman of Mercury Insurance has backed the proposition with over $16...
CONTACT Carmen Balber & Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA – Nearly every newspaper editorial board in California has rejected Prop 33 as an unfair measure that will penalize good drivers, including liberal, middle-of-the-road and conservative papers across the state ranging from the San Diego Union-Tribune to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The No on 33 editorial board endorsements...
By Ronald Campbell, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
For a decade now, Mercury Insurance founder George Joseph has been trying to get one big change made to California's landmark insurance law: a discount for customers who switch auto insurance carriers.
Gov. Gray Davis vetoed a Mercury-backed bill in 2002. The voters rejected Mercury-backed Proposition 17 in June 2010 by 4 percentage points....
By Staff Writer, ASSOCIATED PRESS
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Billionaire insurance executive George Joseph has donated another $8 million to his November ballot initiative.
The weekend contribution brings his total to $16 million in support of Proposition 33, which would let insurers charge drivers based on their history of maintaining coverage.
Joseph on Monday said campaign...
By Marc Lifsher, LOS ANGELES TIMES
SACRAMENTO -- Insurance billionaire George Joseph has poured another $8 million into his self-funded campaign to pass Proposition 33, a change in California insurance law he's been trying to get for a dozen years.
Joseph's latest contribution was posted on the secretary of state's website Monday. In all, he has given 99.5% of the $16.2...
CONTACT Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – George Joseph, the billionaire chairman of Mercury Insurance Co. and backer of the Prop 33 campaign gave another $8 million to the initiative this weekend, bringing his total spending on the measure to $16,422,126. Prop 33 will allow insurance companies to raise car insurance rates on good drivers who have a break in their...
By Sally Schilling, SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL
In the wake of the attacks on the American Consulate in Libya, Consumer Watchdog told the “Yes on Proposition 33” campaign to stop running misleading ads.
Just after the anniversary of Sept. 11, the “Yes on Prop. 33” campaign ran ads promoting the auto insurance reforms in Proposition 33 as patriotic. The ads stated that...
Editorial by LA OPINION
El propietario de la aseguradora Mercury, George Joseph, está empecinado en reformar el marco legal establecido por la Proposición 103, para vender a toda costa más pólizas de seguro. Hace dos años rechazamos la iniciativa 17 y hoy recomendamos un rotundo no a la Proposición 33.
En la actualidad una...