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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1997
Your Sept. 10 editorial respecting my bill to permit state voters to decide whether they wish to return to an appointive insurance commissioner system, while facile, misleads readers. You state that a reason not to abandon the election of an insurance commissioner is "that California dramatically overhauled its campaign finance laws by passing Proposition 208 in the last election" and that "it's no longer possible for any industry to pour millions of dollars in unrestricted contributions into a candidate's campaign."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1998 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concerned that employment forecasts for the Alameda Corridor project might be greatly exaggerated, a state senator who monitors transportation issues announced Thursday that he will reopen hearings held three months ago to assess how much the county's jobless would benefit from the $2-billion rail and truck route. State Sen. Quentin L.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1997 | JON D. MARKMAN and JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The chairman of the MTA's powerful construction committee vowed Wednesday to hold a hearing to determine whether the agency's decision two years ago to monitor safety with its own staff rather than with consultants is working. "We didn't like the way it was done by outsiders, so it's worthwhile to look at how we are doing," county Supervisor Gloria Molina said during the agency's monthly board meeting, which adjourned in honor of deceased tunnel worker Jaime Pasillas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1998 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two state senators have raised questions about whether lobbyists and an engineering company overseeing the Alameda Corridor project have conflicts of interest because of their financial ties to potential bidders for contracts and to firms that have already been hired. State Sens. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) and Quentin L.
NEWS
June 2, 1994 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Questioning why a statewide parks bond initiative contains language exempting itself from a law he authored, a state senator Wednesday threatened to call for a criminal investigation if Proposition 180 passes next week. Blasting the initiative's backers as "gigantic egos who trade on the age-old instinct of greed and avarice," state Sen. Quentin L. Kopp (I-San Francisco) criticized the Yes on 180 campaign for accepting donations from landowners who stand to gain if the measure passes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1998 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concerned that employment forecasts for the Alameda Corridor project might be greatly exaggerated, a state senator who monitors transportation issues announced Thursday that he will reopen hearings held three months ago to assess how much the county's jobless would benefit from the $2-billion rail and truck route. State Sen. Quentin L.
NEWS
March 25, 1988 | CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writer
Applying the ancient political axiom of rewarding your friends and punishing your enemies, Senate Democrats on Thursday fired a veteran colleague as a committee chairman for voting to confirm Republican Rep. Daniel E. Lungren as state treasurer. The legislator, Sen. Wadie Deddeh of Chula Vista, was replaced as chairman of the Transportation Committee by freshman Sen. Quentin L. Kopp of San Francisco, the Legislature's only independent, who voted against Lungren. Senate President Pro Tem David A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1998 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two state senators have raised questions about whether lobbyists and an engineering company overseeing the Alameda Corridor project have conflicts of interest because of their financial ties to potential bidders for contracts and to firms that have already been hired. State Sens. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) and Quentin L.
NEWS
September 8, 1993 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With no votes to spare, the state Senate on Tuesday approved legislation requiring all bicycle riders in California under the age of 18 to wear crash helmets or pay a fine of $25. A 21-13 vote, the precise majority required, sent the proposal back to the Assembly, which narrowly approved it two months ago. If it wins Assembly passage again, as expected, it will go to an uncertain future at the hands of Gov. Pete Wilson.
BUSINESS
April 10, 1995 | From Times Staff Reports
The Orange County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday to formally oppose a state Senate bill that would throw the bankrupt county into trusteeship. An outside administrator, or trustee, would be appointed to handle the county's finances, stripping local officials of their power to control their own purse strings. The bill, which was authored by Sen. Lucy Killea (I-San Diego) and Quentin L. Kopp (I-San Francisco), cleared the Senate Local Government Committee on March 29.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1997
Your Sept. 10 editorial respecting my bill to permit state voters to decide whether they wish to return to an appointive insurance commissioner system, while facile, misleads readers. You state that a reason not to abandon the election of an insurance commissioner is "that California dramatically overhauled its campaign finance laws by passing Proposition 208 in the last election" and that "it's no longer possible for any industry to pour millions of dollars in unrestricted contributions into a candidate's campaign."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1997 | JON D. MARKMAN and JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The chairman of the MTA's powerful construction committee vowed Wednesday to hold a hearing to determine whether the agency's decision two years ago to monitor safety with its own staff rather than with consultants is working. "We didn't like the way it was done by outsiders, so it's worthwhile to look at how we are doing," county Supervisor Gloria Molina said during the agency's monthly board meeting, which adjourned in honor of deceased tunnel worker Jaime Pasillas.
NEWS
June 2, 1994 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Questioning why a statewide parks bond initiative contains language exempting itself from a law he authored, a state senator Wednesday threatened to call for a criminal investigation if Proposition 180 passes next week. Blasting the initiative's backers as "gigantic egos who trade on the age-old instinct of greed and avarice," state Sen. Quentin L. Kopp (I-San Francisco) criticized the Yes on 180 campaign for accepting donations from landowners who stand to gain if the measure passes.
NEWS
March 25, 1988 | CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writer
Applying the ancient political axiom of rewarding your friends and punishing your enemies, Senate Democrats on Thursday fired a veteran colleague as a committee chairman for voting to confirm Republican Rep. Daniel E. Lungren as state treasurer. The legislator, Sen. Wadie Deddeh of Chula Vista, was replaced as chairman of the Transportation Committee by freshman Sen. Quentin L. Kopp of San Francisco, the Legislature's only independent, who voted against Lungren. Senate President Pro Tem David A.
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June 12, 1997 | From Associated Press
A senator who failed to cut off insurance industry campaign contributions to the insurance commissioner proposed legislation Wednesday to fill the office with a gubernatorial appointee instead of an elected official. "This is an office that is almost singular in the opportunity and availability of corruption and of influence in the election process," Sen. Quentin L. Kopp (I-San Francisco) said.
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June 22, 1995 | Associated Press
The chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee said Wednesday that he will introduce legislation to raise California's highway speed limits to 65 or 70 m.p.h. "It is time that the law reflect the sentiments and driving habits of state motorists, advanced freeway design standards and the improved safety characteristics of motor vehicles using state highways," said state Sen. Quentin L. Kopp, (I-San Francisco). Kopp made his announcement after the U.S.
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