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MASSPIRG Supports Two Pro-Consumer Auto Insurance Bills

MASSPIRG calls for passage of two auto insurance proposals to lower auto insurance premiums and to prohibit insurers from using factors unrelated to driving record in setting rates.

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Greasing the Wheels

The United States has 73,000 crumbling bridges, but year after year, startlingly few federal transportation dollars go to fixing them.

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Blog Post | Consumer Protection

Testimony in support of An Act to Reducing Automobile Costs and Premiums in the Commonwealth SB 522 | Deirdre Cummings

The number one complaint from consumers about their auto insurance is the high cost. The blame for the high cost belongs to Massachusetts’s ultra-high accident rate, as measured by claims data reported by the Insurance Research Council.* Massachusetts has the dubious distinction of having the highest accident rate in the country by far – an astounding 40% higher than the state with the second-highest rate, Rhode Island.  Even improving our worst-in-the-nation accident rate to second worst could drop our premiums by 20%, or nearly $200 on average per car per year, producing about $800 million in statewide savings each year.

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Blog Post | Safe Energy

TESTIMONY In support of An Act Relative to Expanding Energy Efficiency in the Commonwealth | Janet Domenitz

As a statewide, member supported, nonpartisan consumer advocacy organization, our agenda is to promote public health, consumer protection, and citizens’ voices in a process often dominated by powerful special interests. This bill, which would expand energy efficiency standards in the Commonwealth, is exactly the kind of solution we need to our energy problems.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

MASSPIRG seeks stronger protections against identity theft

MASSPIRG urges the Office of Consumer Affairs to strengthen its proposed identity theft regulations.

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