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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

5th Anniversary of Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act: Five Safety Breakthroughs in Five Years

In the five years since CPSIA was passed, there have been five significant safety breakthroughs for consumers.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Solid Waste

MASSPIRG, Coalition File to Put Updated Bottle Bill on Ballot

Today we are filing today a ballot initiative known as the Updated Bottle Bill. This proposed law would add water, juice, sports drinks and other beverages to the existing 5-cent deposit law. When this measure becomes law, there will be less litter, more recycling, and millions of taxpayer dollars saved in the reduced cost of waste disposal in our cities and towns.

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Congress sends students deeper into debt

New student loan law bad deal for students and their families.

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Blog Post | Transportation

A Huge Step Forward for Transportation | Kirstie Pecci

Every day millions of Massachusetts commuters get in their cars and wait in traffic.  They board buses, subways and trains that are falling apart and in dire need of repair and replacement. MASSPIRG has been advocating for years that we need to invest in safe, modern, public transportation, to protect public health, reduce congestion and air pollution and to promote economic development, and the 2013 Transportation Finance Bill provides a strong foundation for a 21st century transportation system

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection, Financial Reform

SENATE CONFIRMS CFPB DIRECTOR CORDRAY

Statement of Deirdre Cummings, Legislative Director for MASSPIRG, on the Senate Confirmation of Richard Cordray to Full Term as Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director. Senators Warren and Markey vote for consumers.

 

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Massachusetts Received an “F” in New Report on Transparency of Government Spending

Massachusetts received an “F” for “incomplete” when it came to openness about government spending, according to MASSPIRG in a new state by state report, "FOLLOWING THE MONEY: How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data," released today.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Government Accountability Reforms Pending in Senate

MASSPIRG urges the Massachusetts senate to adopt two critical government transparency reforms, Amendment #’s 74 and 69 in the Economic Development Bill, S2345, currently before the Senate.

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News Release | MASSPIRG

House Passes Health Reform

The passage of health reform last night is a huge step forward for all Americans.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection, Financial Reform

Improved Financial Reform Bill Moves to Senate Floor

Chairman Christopher Dodd and a majority of the Senate Banking Committee voted on Monday evening to move a Wall Street reform package to the Senate floor.

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News Release | MASSPIRG

Consumer Group Gives Final Health Reform Bill an A- on Costs

The final health reform bill unveiled on Thursday earned an A- from the consumer group MASSPIRG for its cost-containment provisions.

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Defend the CFPB

Tell your senators to oppose the “Financial CHOICE Act,” which would gut Wall Street reforms and destroy the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as we know it.

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