February 13, 1991 |
Gov. Pete Wilson on Tuesday nominated a former Republican congressman and a UC Davis law professor to the Public Utilities Commission, shortly before the powerful agency begins pondering a merger that would create the largest electric utility in the country. Wilson's selection of former Rep. Norman D.
February 12, 1992 |
A state Senate committee controlled by Democrats recommended confirmation Tuesday of former Republican Rep. Norman Shumway to the state Public Utilities Commission. Shumway received an unexpected endorsement before the Senate Rules Committee by Sylvia Siegel, 73, a consumer champion of California utility rate regulation for almost 20 years until her retirement a year ago.
January 30, 1992 |
For the second straight day, Gov. Pete Wilson retreated Wednesday from a showdown with hostile Senate Democrats, this time backing off his attempt to win confirmation of a retired Republican congressman as a member of the state Public Utilities Commission. Shortly before the Senate Rules Committee was scheduled to vote on former Rep. Norman Shumway of Stockton, Wilson appealed for a one-week delay and summoned Shumway to his office for a private conference.
October 22, 1993 |
Ouster of PUC Member Sought: Commissioner Norman Shumway should be removed because his aide improperly contacted a Pacific Bell employee while preparing the commission's ruling on new telephone rates last month, according to Toward Utility Rate Normalization, a San Francisco consumer advocacy group. An internal PUC investigation found that a Pacific Bell lobbyist helped write the rate case ruling developed by Shumway that was subsequently approved by the PUC.
March 2, 1992 |
Senate Democrats had Gov. Pete Wilson right where they wanted him. They blamed the Republican governor for robbing their political futures and he needed their votes to confirm an important appointment--Wilson's nominee for a spot on the powerful Public Utilities Commission. Perfect opportunity for revenge. Vote down the confirmation of ex-Rep. Norman Shumway--a conservative Republican at that--and hand Wilson a humiliating political defeat.
October 9, 1988 |
Congress is lining up behind stretching the U.S. territorial limit to 12 miles out to sea and President Reagan is expected to make the change formal in the next few months, lawmakers said Friday. The bill to accompany such a presidential proclamation was passed by the House on a voice vote Thursday and probably will be acted on by the Senate this week, said Rep. Norman D. Shumway, (R-Stockton).