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Proposed Legislation Targets Bonuses to Utility Executives

Should your electric bill include big bonuses for overpaid executives? As anti-SmartMeter protesters wailed outside PG&E’s annual shareholder meeting Monday in San Francisco, a Peninsula lawmaker announced legislation he hopes

AT&T Wields Enormous Power in Sacramento

Does your legislator golf with AT&T at Pebble Beach? SACRAMENTO—As the sun set behind Monterey Bay on a cool night last year, dozens of the state’s top lawmakers and lobbyists

Consumer Groups Fear Deregulation of CA Phone Service

AT&T loves its profitable customers but not those who depend on them the most. As younger generations turn to cellphones and telecommunications firms push Internet-based voice service, traditional copper-wire land

State Senate Backs Deregulation of Internet Phone Service

Is Senate Utilities Committee in AT&T’s pocket? SACRAMENTO—An industry-backed bill that would preempt state agencies from regulating Internet-enabled voice and data transmissions won unanimous approval from a state Senate committee

Assemblyman Jerry Hill wants to limit PG&E profit

Are PG&E’s profits too high? Do fish swim? Pacific Gas & Electric stands to profit billions from ratepayers by upgrading its aging gas pipelines, according to Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San

Hundreds at Protest SDG&E Plan To Recoup Fire Costs

Consumers don’t want to pay for SDG&E’s negligence Outcry erupted as hundreds gathered to tell representatives of the state Public Utilities Commission on Thursday what they think of San Diego