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Moving Off the Road

After sixty years of almost constant increases in the annual number of miles Americans drive, since 2004 Americans have decreased their driving per-capita for eight years in a row. Driving miles per person are down especially sharply among Millennials, America’s largest generation that will increasingly dominate national transportation trends.

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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

Historic New Credit Card Rules Ban Tricks and Traps

The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act (Credit CARD Act) bans hair-trigger interest rate increases and other unfair credit card practices. The Act goes into effect today and makes it illegal for credit card companies to profit by tricking customers into paying late and then tripling the interest rate on their balances.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Report Shows Which States More Transparent On Economic Stimulus Spending

A new report shows that many states are making dramatic improvements in websites designed to disseminate information about their share of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), while others have failed to make vital information available.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Democracy, Financial Reform

Citizens United Opinion Unleashes Flood of Corporate Money in Campaigns

Today’s Supreme Court decision in Citizen’s United vs. Federal Election Commission has blown open the gates, in place for decades, that kept the most powerful corporations constrained in election financing.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Financial Reform

President Obama’s “Crisis Fee”: Good First Step, But Banks Owe Much More

MASSPIRG is calling the “Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee” announced by President Barack Obama yesterday a good first step toward paying taxpayers back for the money they lent out to boost the banks, and, thus, the economy.

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News Release | MASSPIRG

MASSPIRG Joins Better Care

MASSPIRG joined a new coalition.

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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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