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Our state Legislature is considering multiple bills to tackle single-use plastics, which could make Massachusetts a leader in slashing plastic waste — but your lawmakers need to hear from you.

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News Release | US PIRG

During this time of year, families are thinking about the children going back to school, and for parents who are sending their kids to college, it can be a bit overwhelming. A key to addressing those concerns is making sure their teens are prepared for “adulting” -- in other words, taking care of their own lives.

News Release | MASSPIRG

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed fiscal year 2021 supplemental budget bill last week that established a new MBTA Board of Directors.

News Release | MASSPIRG

Massachusetts lawmakers voted on Thursday to reject Gov. Charlie Baker’s budget cut for Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs).

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President Biden's recent Executive Order on promoting competition in the economy includes several specific recommendations on improving competition in the financial sector. It proposes that the CFPB give consumers more choices by giving them control of their financial data. It proposes that regulators strengthen oversight of bank mergers, which for years have been routinely rubber-stamped. While it doesn't specifically address the payment system oligopoly that raises the prices everyone pays, lowering swipe fees is also a logical outcome of the EO.

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News Release | MASSPIRG

Opponents’ criticisms fail to acknowledge the long-term environmental and public health benefits of TCI.

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