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Lt. Governor debate: Newsom vs. Maldonado
The position is sometimes called “Guv Lite,” and while the elected office of Lieutenant Governor of California has occasionally been an afterthought, the officeholder plays vital behind-the-scenes regulatory roles on some of the state’s most influential commissions. Once the 2010 election for Lt. Governor is completed it’s hard to imagine that anyone will consider the eventual winner an afterthought: Gavin Newsom is the outspoken mayor of San Francisco, who aside from making a name for himself nationally with his support of gay marriage has also carried out some radical structural and economic reforms in the City by the Bay, which have helped to keep San Francisco vibrant in the face of recession. Abel Maldonado is the current Lt. Governor after serving 5 years in the State Senate, and is one of the only high-profile Latino Republicans in
Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco; Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor of
Abel Maldonado, Lt. Governor of
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FCC takes aim at cell phone ‘bill shock’
Ever open your cell phone bill and have your heart stop beating and your blood pressure suddenly rise due to excessive, or unexpected, charges? If you’ve experienced this condition you aren’t alone, surveys show that one in six Americans have experienced ‘bill shock’. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received numerous complaints from angry customers about excessive data and text message charges, over the limit charges, confusing fees, and international charges. The FCC has responded by proposing new rules that if adopted would require the industry to issue over-the-limit alerts, out-of-the-country alerts and to provide tools that make it easy for customers to monitor and review their balances. The FCC may also require mobile providers to give their customers the ability to cap their usage. The cell phone industry claims the new regulations will “limit the creative offerings and the competitive nature of the industry.” Should cell phone companies do more to help customers understand and manage their charges, or is it the customer’s responsibility?
Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
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