DMV to Set First Rules for Driverless Cars

The California DMV is set to decide the first rules for the operation of driverless cars on public streets.

Covered California’s Elimination of Budget Funds for Voter Registration Premature

Covered California has failed to effectively implement its mandate to help enrollees register to vote, and should restore voter registration funding that has been cut completely in the proposed budget it will consider today, said Consumer Watchdog in a letter to executive director Peter Lee and the Board.

Should Google Hide Accident Reports?

Google should release the reports of accidents involving its driverless cars that have been filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles and to commit to making public all future driverless car accident reports.

Medical Board Unanimously Supports CURES

The California Medical Board, in an unanimous vote, Thursday to support a bill that would require doctors to check a state prescription database before prescribing the most addictive medications – like OxyContin and other opioids – to help prevent prescription drug addiction and thousands of overdose deaths.

Big Court Victory Will Upend Secrecy in CA Legislature, Open Records to Public

A landmark court decision was announced last night that will upend secrecy in the state Legislature. In response to a lawsuit by Bay Area and Los Angeles News Groups, which had sought records from the Legislature surrounding indicted Senators Leland Yee and Ron Calderon, a judge has ruled that the legislature must turn over calendars, meeting schedules, expense and reimbursement records as public records.

California Hospitals Lax on Patient Safety Without Malpractice Legal Reform

The abysmal patient safety record of California hospitals exposed in a national report card highlights the lack of legal deterrence and safeguards to protect consumers.

The Leapfrog Group, an employer-backed nonprofit group focused on healthcare quality, gave nearly 40 percent of California hospitals a C, D or F grade. These poor grades revealed hospitals that were unable to significantly reduce infections, accidents and errors.

Pages

Capitol Watchdog is owned and operated by nonprofit Consumer Watchdog. For more information about Consumer Watchdog visit http://www.consumerwatchdog.org

 
 

Privacy Policy

  • Tel: 310-392-0522
  • Email: Contact [AT] CapitolWatchdog.org