Press Releases

Press Releases

2015 Press Releases

Georgia Power asks Public Service Commission to put ratepayers even more at risk

Liz Coyle named executive director of Georgia Watch

Georgia Watch publishes policy report on Advanced Practice Registered Nursing

2014 Press Releases

Georgia Watch submits comments to Department of Defense on proposed Military Lending Act rules

New Department of Defense Military Lending Act rules will protect troops from predatory lending

Georgia Watch recognizes four Consumer Champions

Georgia Watch issues review of 2013 Supreme Court decisions

2013 Press Releases

“Concerned Coastal Residents Speak Out Against Power Rate Hikes,” October 17, 2013

“Georgia Watch, Sierra Club, AARP to Hold Town Meetings on Proposed Power Rate Hike,” October 3, 2013

“PSC-adopted solar policy good for Georgia consumers,” July 11, 2013

“Georgia Watch calls on PSC to adopt forward thinking energy policy,” June 28, 2013

“Release of hospital data should lead to greater accountability,” May 10, 2013

“Georgia Watch website features new health access resources,” March 21, 2013

Vogtle Cost Overrun HB 267 Action Alert, February 20, 2013

“‘Patient Injury Act’ could harm Georgia healthcare consumers”, February 20,2013

“Legislation introduced today seeks to right Vogtle wrong, cap Georgia Power profits,” February 7, 2013

“Health Access Program Director to speak at Washington, DC conference,” January 28,2013

“No Medicaid expansion is a bad deal for Georgia consumers,” January 18, 2013

2012 Press Releases

“Georgia Watch voices consumer concerns to IRS on new regulations for non-profit hospitals,” September 21, 2012

“PSC refuses to consider action to protect ratepayer interests,” August 21,2012

“Georgia Watch asks PSC to relieve ratepayers of cost overrun burden,” August 10, 2012

“Supreme Court ruling good news for Georgia health care consumers,” June 28, 2012

“Court Watch Issues Review of 2011 Supreme Court Decisions,” May 31, 2012

“Energy assistance still available for Georgians in need,” April 12, 2012

“PSC votes in favor of Georgia Power — meaning higher rates, again, for consumers,” March 20, 2012

2011 Press Releases

“Court Watch Issues Review of 2010 Supreme Court Decisions,” August 24, 2011

“PSC Rejects Key Consumer Protection Plan on Multibillion-Dollar Nuclear Project,” August 2, 2011.

“Georgia Set to Reject Key Consumer Protection Plan on Multibillion-Dollar Nuclear Project,” July 29, 2011.

“Georgia Watch: Ratepayers Need Protection in Nuclear Construction Plan,” July 6, 2011.

“Report: Plant Washington Would Place Too High a Financial Burden on Ratepayers,” June 22, 2011.

“Georgia Watch and Health Leaders Hold Community Forum on How to Safely Navigate Healthcare,” June 14, 2011.

“Many Atlanta area hospitals not adequately serving non-English speakers,” June 7, 2011.

“Insurance plans for Georgians with medical conditions now cheaper, easier,” June 1, 2011.

“Consumers Can Protect Themselves From Shutoffs During Extreme Heat,” May 31, 2010.

“PSC vote to reduce Georgia Power’s fuel allowance too little to make a dent in customer bills,” May 24, 2010.

“Georgia Watch Selected to Join Nationwide Organization of Utility Advocates,” May 18, 2011.

“Assault on Consumer Protections in Health Insurance on Senate Floor Today,” April 12, 2011.

“PSC Rejects Cost Control Plan on Vogtle Nuclear Construction,” April 5, 2011.

“Ratepayers Remain In Limbo On Cost Control Protection for Vogtle Construction,” April 5, 2011.

“SB 160 Passes Senate Ethics Committee,” March 7, 2011.

“Proposed Bill Would Help Powerful Utilities Trample on the Little Guy,” February 18, 2011.

“After 2.1 Billion Rate Hike, Georgia Power Requests Even Higher Rates Than Already Approved,” February 16, 2011.

“Georgia Watch and Georgia Alliance for Ethics Reform Call For Greater Transparency at Capitol,” February 16, 2011.

“Broad Coalition Pushes Lawmakers for Real Ethics Reform,” January 20, 2011.

“Georgia Watch Calls Upon PSC to Release Funds for Low-Income Energy Assistance,” January 16, 2011.

2010 Press Releases

“PSC Approves Enormous $2.1 Billion Rate Hike for Georgia Power,” Dec 21, 2010.

“Georgia Watch, AARP, and Business Customers Issue Alternative to Georgia Power’s Massive Rate Hike Request,” Dec 7, 2010.

“Reduced Georgia Power Rate Hike Still Too High,” Dec 1, 2010.

“Georgia Watch Teams Up With Tift Regional to Hold Free Consumer Workshop,” Nov 11, 2010.

“PSC Votes to Allow AGL $26 Million Rate Hike,” Oct 27, 2010.

“Business and Consumer Groups Unite Against Georgia Power Rate Hike,” Oct 4, 2010.

“Court Watch Issues Annual Report on Appellate and Supreme Courts,” Sept 17, 2010.

“PSC Staff: AGL is Inflating Costs, Request for $54 Million Rate Increase Should be Denied,” Aug 24, 2010.

“PSC Decision on Plant Vogtle Construction Costs Results in an Additional $108 Million Liability for Georgia Power Ratepayers,” August 20, 2010.

“Georgia Power Seeking $1 Billion Rate Increase; AGL Wants $54 Million,” August 5, 2010.

“Statewide Public Hearings Scheduled for Georgia Power and AGL Rate Cases,” August 3, 2010.

“Report: Many Atlanta area hospitals not adequately serving uninsured and low-income patients,” June 23, 2010.

“Responding to Public Pressure, PSC Delays Vote on $25 million Pipeline to Resort,” June 17, 2010.

“Georgia Watch Announces New Communications Director,” June 2, 2010.

“Georgia Supreme Court Rules ‘Cap on Damages’ Unconstitutional,” March 23, 2010.

“Hospital Accountability Project Grant,” March 15, 2010.

“HB1233 Passes House,” March 11, 2010.

“NE Medical Report,” March 9, 2010.

“Under Water Mortgages,” March 2, 2010.

“MBA Delinquency Rates,” February 24, 2010.

“Part Two – Foreclosure Report,” February 8, 2010.

“Clare McGuire joins Georgia Watch,” January 6, 2010.

“Georgia Foreclosure Crisis Part One: The Rippling Effects of Reckless Lending,” January 4, 2010.

2009 Press Releases

“Robert Brown – Friend of the Consumer,” December 18, 2009.

“Tommie Williams – Legislator of the Year,” December 7, 2009.

“Mortgage Rally,” December 5, 2009.

“Clergy Press Conference,” December 2, 2009.

“Report Cost of Care,” October 13, 2009.

“TARP Anniversary,” October 2, 2009.

“Do No Harm Screening,” September 25, 2009.

“Underwater Equity,” August 25, 2009.

“Project SAFE,” August 18, 2009.

“Court Watch,” August 14, 2009.

“HAP Spanish Survey,” July 31, 2009.

“HAP Report: Floyd Medical Center,” July 21, 2009.

“New Executive Director, Deputy Director,” July 17, 2009.

“Georgia Watch Website,” June 26, 2009.

“Cooper – Friend of the Consumer,” June 6, 2009.

“New Board Members,” April 28, 2009.

“2009 General Assembly Wraps with Big Consumer Loss,” April 3, 2009.

“SB57 Foreclosures 12,” March 31, 2009.

“Crossover Day,” March 13, 2009.

“Teilhet – HB387,” February 13, 2009.

“Legal Bailout for Drug Companies?,” February 5, 2009.

“Hospital Accountability Project Announcement,” January 5, 2009.

2008 Press Releases

“A Crisis of Affordable Health Care at the Medical Center of Central Georgia,” December 4, 2008.

“Sen. Bill Hamrick named 2008 Friend of the Consumer,” October 9, 2008.

“Georgia Watch names Rep. Mike Keown a Friend of the Consumer,” August 28, 2008.

“Rep. Teilhet Award,” August 26, 2008.

“Memorial Health,” July 1, 2008.

“Tax Free Holiday,” July 30, 2008.

“Benton,” July 29, 2008.

“HB130 Signing,” May 12, 2008.

“HB130 Release,” May 6, 2008.

“Award Ceremony,” May 6, 2008.

“Consumer Wins,” April 11, 2008.

“Northside Hospital,” April 9, 2008.

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