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MA Senate Passes Important Consumer Protection Bill

The Massachusetts Senate, with a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 38 -0, passed a key identity theft protection bill  An Act Removing Fees for Security Freezes and Disclosures of Consumer Credit Reports, SB 2455 which, if signed into law, will enable consumers to safeguard their personal financial information by allowing them to “freeze” and “thaw” their credit files for free, among other protections.


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Joint Statement on Eversource Rate Case in Massachusetts

In January 2017, Eversource filed its first complete rate case in many years. After a lengthy proceeding, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) issued two orders addressing Eversource’s proposals, one in November of 2017 and the other in January of 2018. Despite widespread opposition from parties in the rate case, the DPU approved four major proposals from Eversource that are bad for ratepayers and move us away from a future with consumer control and widespread local clean energy.

Legislature Considers Proposals to Preserve Internet

By | Deirdre Cummings
Legislative Director

MASSPIRG urges SH committe to preserve an open internet, preserve Net Neutrality.

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MA House Passes Important Consumer Protection Bill

MA House passes bill to protect consumers from ID theft. Includes free credit freeze and thaw.

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State House Committee Sides with Credit Bureaus over Consumers

Legislature fails to pass key consumer protection bill in wake of Equifax breach.


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