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Back to school: financial literacy tips for college students, teens

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.

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Gov. Baker establishes permanent MBTA governing board

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

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Statement: TCI opponents fail to acknowledge urgent need to act on climate crisis

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

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Legislature rejects Governor Baker’s proposed budget cut for Massachusetts’ RTAs

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

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Consumer Protection

Statement: U.S. PIRG applauds Senate introduction of the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act

The Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act (VCFCA) was reintroduced in the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on Wednesday. This bill would limit interest rates on loans and go a long way toward protecting consumers, especially veterans, who are often victimized by predatory lenders.

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