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5/6/2010
In 2010 Mercury Insurance sponsored Prop 17, a voter defeat ballot measure that would have allowed insurance companies to surcharge customers.  Here is a 2010 news clip about the failed initiative.  Now, Billionaire George Joseph, chairman of insurer Mercury General Corp. and tied as the 375th richest man in America, has launched a Prop...
Feature
11/22/2008
By Kent McInnis
New Poll Shows Californians Are Strongly Opposed to Legislation That Mandates the Purchase of Health Insurance. The Campaign for Consumer Rights has released data that indicate widespread opposition to the proposed California legislation and related ballot measure that would mandate consumers purchase health coverage from insurance companies. A...
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11/22/2006
By Kent McInnis
  Fighting Energy Deregulation CCR was among the first organizations in the nation to challenge California’s energy deregulation plan that eventually led to the state’s devastating energy crisis and the Enron debacle.  CCR helped place on the ballot a 1998 initiative to reform the 1996 deregulation law.  Although it...
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11/22/2006
By Kent McInnis
  Establishing and Protecting Political Reforms The Campaign for Consumer Rights (now the Consumer Watchdog Campaign) and its campaign affiliate Election Watchdog repelled Santa Monica politicians' 2006 attack on their city's strong conflict of interest law.  The victory against Prop W preserved a volunteer-driven ballot...