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March 25, 1990
This is in regard to S. J. Diamond's "It Pays to Question Those Bill Surcharges," March 16. Four years ago, after having had excellent safety and loss records, our insurance premiums doubled and tripled in two years. As any business, to survive, this cost was inevitably passed on to the customer. After careful consideration we decided on a surcharge for two main reasons.
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March 25, 1990
This is in regard to S. J. Diamond's "It Pays to Question Those Bill Surcharges," March 16. Four years ago, after having had excellent safety and loss records, our insurance premiums doubled and tripled in two years. As any business, to survive, this cost was inevitably passed on to the customer. After careful consideration we decided on a surcharge for two main reasons.
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January 31, 2012 | By Matea Gold
A veritable who's who of wealthy Texans poured money into a “super PAC” backing Texas Gov. Rick Perry before his presidential bid collapsed this month, along with nearly a dozen corporations, new campaign finance filings show. In all, Make Us Great Again, an independent political organization launched by former Perry chief of staff Mike Toomey and G. Brint Ryan, a longtime donor to Perry's gubernatorial campaigns, raised nearly $5.5 million last year. The super PAC spent $4.8 million, mostly in television advertising backing Perry's candidacy.
BUSINESS
November 20, 1985 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
A company headed by Dallas businessman Harold Simmons offered Tuesday to buy Sea-Land Corp. for $25 a share in cash, or a total of $580.8 million. Contran Corp., a Dallas-based diversified holding company headed by Simmons, said the offer is subject to various conditions, including completion of financing and acceptance of the offer by Sea-Land. Sea-Land, based in Menlo Park, N.J., is an international transportation services company and one of the largest U.S. shippers of containerized freight.
NEWS
March 19, 2012 | By Ian Duncan and Matea Gold
A longstanding ban on political spending by federal contractors has not stopped some from giving money to a “super PAC” backing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, as The Times reported Monday , despite questions about the legality of such donations. Other federal contractors have found an easy way around the ban to support their favorite candidates. Election law attorneys said that the Federal Election Commission has historically viewed companies and their subsidiaries as separate corporations, allowing the parent company of a federal contractor to donate to a super PAC. “The FEC differentiates subsidiaries from parent corporations, so even if the FEC were to confirm that the government contract ban on expenditures applies to independent expenditures and to super PACs, there are other ways to get around such a ban,” said attorney Jan Baran, who heads the election law group at the firm Wiley Rein.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2013 | Maeve Reston
The top two contenders in the L.A. mayor's race remain in close fundraising contention as they enter the final 5 1/2 weeks before the primary, but two outside groups also posted significant sums, demonstrating their potential to upend the race. City Controller Wendy Greuel edged Councilman Eric Garcetti by collecting $130,644 to his $84,188 during the fundraising period from Jan. 1 to 19. But Garcetti, who served as council president between 2006 and 2012, holds a considerable lead over Greuel in cash on hand, with $3.55 million to Greuel's $2.94 million.
NEWS
March 19, 2012 | By Ian Duncan and Matea Gold
A longstanding ban on political spending by federalcontractors has not stopped some from giving money to a “super PAC” backing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, as The Times reported Monday , despite questions about the legality of such donations. Other federal contractors have found an easy way around the ban to support their favorite candidates. Election law attorneys said that the Federal Election Commission has historically viewed companies and their subsidiaries as separate corporations, allowing the parent company of a federal contractor to donate to a super PAC. “The FEC differentiates subsidiaries from parent corporations, so even if the FEC were to confirm that the government contract ban on expenditures applies to independent expenditures and to super PACs, there are other ways to get around such a ban,” said attorney Jan Baran, who heads the election law group at the firm Wiley Rein.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1994
Dollar politics: Want to know how much the proponents of an airport at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station have spent on their campaign? Or better yet, how far they have gone into debt? You won't be able to find out until Tuesday. Campaign treasurer Dana Reed said backers of Measure A on the Nov. 8 ballot purposely mailed their latest campaign finance report at 5 p.m. last Wednesday--the filing deadline--hoping that it wouldn't arrive at the registrar of voters' office until Tuesday.
NATIONAL
January 31, 2012 | By Melanie Mason, Tom Hamburger and Matea Gold, Washington Bureau
The new role that the super-rich play in electoral politics began to emerge with greater clarity Tuesday as recently formed "super PACs" publicly reported their donors and expenses for 2011. Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney's candidacy, raised $30 million during 2011, thanks in part to separate $1-million donations from three New York-based hedge fund executives: Paul Singer, Robert Mercer and Julian Robertson. Two privately held corporations each gave $1 million to Romney as well.
NATIONAL
March 21, 2012 | By Melanie Mason and Matea Gold, Washington Bureau
Billionaire political patrons filled the coffers of the presidential "super PACs" last month, spotlighting once again the enormous influence a tiny cadre of wealthy donors is having on the 2012 race. The biggest donations came from casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his family, who pumped an additional $5.5 million into the pro-Newt Gingrich super PAC Winning Our Future in February - 95% of the money the group raised, according to documents filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2013 | By Maeve Reston and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
The top two Democratic candidates in the Los Angeles mayor's race, Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel, continued to outpace their rivals in the last three months of 2012, boosting their fundraising totals to more than $4 million each and ensuring a fiercely contested race in the coming weeks. And an independent group backing long-shot Republican candidate Kevin James brought an unpredictable element to the race by collecting six-figure donations, one of them from a deep-pocketed GOP donor.
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