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June 26, 1993
Proposition 103 champion Harvey Rosenfield says he is leaving Voter Revolt, the organization that promoted the landmark 1988 ballot measure as a way to reduce auto insurance rates by 20%. Rosenfield said he will form a new group to fight the wars over putting Proposition 103 into effect and to contest a flood of insurers' requests for rate increases expected to come when a new law takes effect July 1.
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November 14, 2004 | Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writer
It's been 31 years since then-Gov. Tom McCall asked Oregon lawmakers to protect this fast-growing state from "sagebrush subdivisions, coastal condo-mania and the ravenous rampage of suburbia" -- and the Legislature responded by approving the most complete system of land-use planning in the nation. Since then, anti-sprawl boundaries have helped revive Oregon's aging cities and preserve vast tracts of farm- and forestland in a sort of Norman Rockwell tableau of rural America.
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April 7, 1989 | JOHN BALZAR, Times Political Writer
Who knows, maybe it's a hard habit to break. But after withstanding the brute force of the insurance titans, after outmaneuvering California's savvy trial lawyers, after winning the $100-million insurance initiative war with their upstart Proposition 103--after all that, leaders of Voter Revolt are still ruffling fur and making enemies. Now the charge is that the consumer populists behind Voter Revolt are becoming what they used to denounce, they are becoming "political."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2003 | Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writer
We've been here before, even though this has been a campaign unlike any other. From time to time, California erupts with a spasm of anger, a voter revolt that shudders the landscape like the inevitable, if unpredictable, earthquakes that are part of life on the continent's edge. The effort to oust Gov.
NEWS
April 9, 1988 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader said Friday that he will stump California to get a "Voter Revolt" insurance initiative on the November ballot. Nader made his pledge after organizers said that "it's going to be close" in obtaining the 372,178 valid signatures necessary to qualify the measure, one of five proposals vying for voters' attention that promise relief from high insurance costs.
OPINION
December 31, 1989 | Joe Scott, Joe Scott is a Los Angeles political journalist.
It is gospel in California politics that without Ralph Nader's imprimatur, Proposition 103 would have lost. Now, more than a year later, the consumer advocate is again desperately needed in the fight to reduce auto-insurance premiums. But will Nader ride to the rescue?
NEWS
November 21, 1991 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harvey Rosenfield, head of Voter Revolt and the author of Proposition 103, the insurance reform initiative, says he plans to form a public interest law firm to go after insurance companies who have treated consumers unfairly. "For the last three years, we've been contacted by thousands of people, complaining about the companies," Rosenfield said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2003 | Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writer
We've been here before, even though this has been a campaign unlike any other. From time to time, California erupts with a spasm of anger, a voter revolt that shudders the landscape like the inevitable, if unpredictable, earthquakes that are part of life on the continent's edge. The effort to oust Gov.
NEWS
March 4, 1989 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
State Board of Equalization member Conway Collis and consumer advocate Harvey Rosenfield will announce on Monday formation of a citizen support commission for Proposition 103, the successful Nov. 8 ballot insurance measure sponsored by Rosenfield's Voter Revolt group. The move suggests that Collis has the inside track on getting Voter Revolt's endorsement if he decides to run for state insurance commissioner in 1990.
NEWS
September 7, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Supporters of Proposition 103 said they are filing suit today against Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie to force her to abide by statutory provisions of the insurance reform measure. The suit was being filed in Sacramento Superior Court on behalf of Voter Revolt, the group that campaigned for the proposition, the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP and a group called the Prop. 103 Insurance Action Commission Intervention Team.
BUSINESS
June 26, 1993
Proposition 103 champion Harvey Rosenfield says he is leaving Voter Revolt, the organization that promoted the landmark 1988 ballot measure as a way to reduce auto insurance rates by 20%. Rosenfield said he will form a new group to fight the wars over putting Proposition 103 into effect and to contest a flood of insurers' requests for rate increases expected to come when a new law takes effect July 1.
NEWS
April 22, 1993 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the unsettled aftermath of a historic voters' rebellion, caldron Italy bubbles with toil and trouble, with extravagant mystery--and disquieting questions. A sign of the times: Rome celebrated the 2,746th birthday of its legendary founding by Romulus and Remus on Tuesday night, with scarcely a city father around to blow out the candles. The mayor and his entire squabbling council had all resigned this week. Did the country's biggest crook kiss the country's most senior politician?
NEWS
February 6, 1992 | TINA GRIEGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The unprecedented recall of four Anglo City Council members in the overwhelmingly Latino city of Bell Gardens will spark a decade of political change throughout Southeast Los Angeles County, according to a panel of Latino leaders. They predicted that the successful revolt by the city's voters will encourage Latinos in other cities to demand representative leadership.
NEWS
November 21, 1991 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harvey Rosenfield, head of Voter Revolt and the author of Proposition 103, the insurance reform initiative, says he plans to form a public interest law firm to go after insurance companies who have treated consumers unfairly. "For the last three years, we've been contacted by thousands of people, complaining about the companies," Rosenfield said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1991
It was with a mixture of amusement and frustration that I read your editorial ("Fatal Crash for Auto Insurance?" May 30) regarding the vote on no-fault auto insurance in the Senate Judiciary Committee. It's easy to point to a scapegoat--the trial lawyers--as the sole reason SB 941 failed passage in committee, while ignoring its opponents such as Ralph Nader, Voter Revolt, Congress of California Seniors, Public Citizen and more than 30 other groups and organizations. Unfortunately, you also do your readers a great disservice by neglecting to acknowledge the many policy arguments that were discussed at great length during the four-hour discussion on auto insurance, and which ultimately led to SB 941's failure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1990
The authors of two letters (Nov. 30) vilifying Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie are sadly misguided. Gillespie has a thankless job trying to implement one of the most poorly written initiatives in the history of California. The courts have ruled repeatedly that portions of Prop. 103 or regulations proposed to implement it are unconstitutional, deny due process or expropriate private property. Unfortunately, the issues have had to be settled one by one in the courts. Insurance companies, like other private businesses or citizens, are exercising their right to seek redress through the courts.
NEWS
May 7, 1989 | JOHN BALZAR, Times Political Writer
Victorious at the ballot box and in court, the consumer activists who brought California the historic Proposition 103 insurance revolt have prepared a new and equally audacious measure to more than double business property taxes and grant each family in the state an annual $500 tax cut. The new initiative proposal drafted by the group known as Voter Revolt, would strip businesses of much--but not all--of the property tax benefits of the famous,...
OPINION
May 14, 1989
Hooray for consumers. With the Supreme Court decision upholding most of the provisions of Proposition 103 they now have the opportunity to learn in glowing detail (through hundreds of hearings) the real reasons for skyrocketing rates--ever increasing lawsuits, out of control car thefts, and a growing number of collision claims caused by accidents involving careless drivers, drunk drivers, and drug-using drivers. As usual, Ralph Nader and company are long on criticism backed up by emotion rather than facts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Orange County residents are among the happiest, most optimistic in California, polls show, and when it comes to voting for new policies or candidates they usually like to keep things just the way they are. These days, though, the scandals and fiascoes that have rocked Washington and Sacramento are buffeting the Orange County electorate as they are voters everywhere else. Orange County residents are mad too, but are they mad enough to vote for change on Tuesday?
OPINION
December 31, 1989 | Joe Scott, Joe Scott is a Los Angeles political journalist.
It is gospel in California politics that without Ralph Nader's imprimatur, Proposition 103 would have lost. Now, more than a year later, the consumer advocate is again desperately needed in the fight to reduce auto-insurance premiums. But will Nader ride to the rescue?
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