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News Release | MASSPIRG Education Fund | Transportation

New Report Shows Bay Staters Are Driving Less

Bay Staters have cut their per-person driving miles by 4.03% percent since 2004, mirroring similar reductions in 45 other states. The Commonwealth’s and nation’s long term driving booms appear to have ended, according to a new report from the MASSPIRG Education Fund.

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Report | MASSPIRG Education Fund | Transportation

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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News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Small Businesses Crushed by Rising Health Costs

Small business owners are being crushed by rising health care costs, and feel left out of the current health care debate in Washington, according to a new report released today by MASSPIRG, the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Consumer Group Praises House’s Introduction of Strong Health Care Reform Bill

MASSPIRG welcomed the release today of the U.S. House’s final draft of its health care reform bill.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Gaps in Medical Research Result in Poorer Care and Higher Costs

If you are a consumer and you want to buy a blender or a new car, there are dozens of research studies available comparing cost, effectiveness, reliability, and durability.

But if you are a doctor dealing with your patient’s high blood pressure, hearing loss, depression or prostate cancer, you have few places – and in some case, nowhere – to turn.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Conference Committee Fails to Include New Transparency Measures in Final Budget

Legislative conference committee failed to include the adoption of a fully transparent, easy to use, comprehensive state budget website in their final budget.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Health Reform Could Mean Jobs, Economic Growth in Massachusetts

Health care reform means more than health care - it could mean more jobs and stronger economic growth here in Massachusetts.

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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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