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April 19, 1996 | Associated Press
The Assembly on Thursday passed an insurance industry-backed version of a bill to create a $10.6-billion state fund to cover homeowners' earthquake losses. But the vote, the second attempt at approving the bill, was not a victory for the industry but an attempt to advance the bill into a conference committee in order to seek a compromise with a more consumer-friendly version passed by the Senate.
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SPORTS
July 16, 2000 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not what community activist Duke Russell wanted and lobbied for, but the way he sees it, a watered-down Senate Bill 338 is better than nothing. "At least [school] presidents will have some guidelines and not be able to do what they've done in the past," Russell said. Russell, a retired electrician from Hollywood, is referring to California colleges and universities that suddenly disbanded sports programs in recent years because of gender-equity and financial concerns.
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SPORTS
July 16, 2000 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not what community activist Duke Russell wanted and lobbied for, but the way he sees it, a watered-down Senate Bill 338 is better than nothing. "At least [school] presidents will have some guidelines and not be able to do what they've done in the past," Russell said. Russell, a retired electrician from Hollywood, is referring to California colleges and universities that suddenly disbanded sports programs in recent years because of gender-equity and financial concerns.
NEWS
April 19, 1996 | Associated Press
The Assembly on Thursday passed an insurance industry-backed version of a bill to create a $10.6-billion state fund to cover homeowners' earthquake losses. But the vote, the second attempt at approving the bill, was not a victory for the industry but an attempt to advance the bill into a conference committee in order to seek a compromise with a more consumer-friendly version passed by the Senate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1996
Re "Former Smoker Wins Pivotal Tobacco Case," Aug. 10: Finally a litigant has found a jury with the gumption to award damages against a tobacco company because his consumption of its product has proved detrimental to his health. Let us hope that this decision stands on appeal. However, for the long haul, this legal assault on the tobacco industry is far too uncertain of resolution and far too dilatory of execution. Therefore, a situation like this cries out for federal legislation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2000
"At the Capitol, GOP leaders sent congressional aides dressed as a bride and groom off to the White House to deliver the bill to cut taxes for married couples" (July 28). Making the handling of legislation, any legislation, the occasion for a scene more appropriate in a TV sitcom trivializes not only the legislation but the legislators. Next time, send in the clowns themselves. AL UJCIC San Francisco
NATIONAL
September 5, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Prospects for Senate passage this year of a proposal to compensate asbestos-exposure victims from a $140-billion fund were hurt by a report that the trust may not have enough money to pay all claims, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said. The Congressional Budget Office said claims to the fund over a 50-year period would range from $120 billion to $150 billion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1993
Regarding the desert "protection" legislation (S-21) that is pending, one must keep in mind that the reason that this legislation was defeated so many times in the past was because it was and is poor legislation that only serves as political pandering to a few special interest groups, and does nothing to protect the desert from those who are actually harming it. Feinstein needs legislation--any legislation--with her sponsorship on it to be enacted, in...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1998
I applaud your June 8 editorial, "Bankruptcy Non-Reform," for its penetrating accuracy in describing a badly flawed legislative process. The consumer credit industry has employed Lloyd Bentsen, Lloyd Cutler and other high-powered lobbyists to pursue a multimillion-dollar campaign to buy so-called bankruptcy "reform" legislation. That legislation would put certain consumer debtors in bondage solely to raise profits of the consumer credit industry. Simple steps can be taken to deal with abuses that are actually caused by a minuscule portion of debtors who use our bankruptcy system.
NATIONAL
April 11, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Democrats will renew efforts to let the government negotiate drug prices on behalf of Medicare participants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday. Reid (D-Nev.) said the Senate would turn its attention to the new drug benefit once it finished with a bill that would loosen federal funding restrictions on stem cell research.
NEWS
May 21, 1994 | ANN DEVROY, THE WASHINGTON POST
A dozen key White House offices Friday struggled to continue operating in the face of what one official called "telephone terrorism," an organized phone-calling campaign to individual offices by anti-abortion forces. According to officials in several offices, callers from around the country telephoned individual White House officials, most of whom have nothing to do with legislation, to protest clinic-access legislation.
NEWS
August 19, 1985 | Associated Press
Former Teamsters President Roy L. Williams today was ordered to enter a prison hospital to begin a 10-year sentence for conspiring to bribe a U.S. senator. The order came from U.S. District Judge Prentice Marshall, who reduced Williams' original 55-year sentence. After an emotional appeal for leniency by Williams, Marshall ordered the former union leader to report to the prison hospital at Springfield, Mo., in 60 days. "My life is in your hands," Williams, 70, told the judge.
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