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  • News Releases | NJPIRG
    Right Track The President s Executive Order is a great step forward in modernizing the security of our chemical facilities Read more about Chemical Security Getting On the Right Track News Release NJPIRG Budget Democracy Tax New Study 82 of Top 100 Companies Used Tax Havens in 2012 Read more about New Study 82 of Top 100 Companies Used Tax Havens in 2012 News Release NJPIRG Public Health Health Care NJPIRG Urges Governor Christie to Invest in Outreach For New Healthcare Options We are two months away from New Jersey s health insurance exchange going live and thousands of New Jerseyans who stand to benefit won t even know about their new affordable options unless the Governor releases the funds for outreach and education Read more about NJPIRG Urges Governor Christie to Invest in Outreach For New Healthcare Options News Release NJPIRG Budget Public Health Food Ag Subsidies Pay for 20 Twinkies per Taxpayer But Only Half of an Apple Apiece Federal subsidies for commodity crops are subsidizing junk food additives like high fructose corn syrup at a rate that would buy 20 Twinkies for each taxpayer every year according to NJPIRG s new report Apples to Twinkies 2013 Comparing Taxpayer Subsidies for Fresh Produce and Junk Food Read more about Ag Subsidies Pay for 20 Twinkies per Taxpayer But Only Half of an Apple Apiece Pages first previous 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 next last More Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse Of Antibiotics Stop the Highway Boondoggles Democracy For The People Label GMO Foods Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Toxic Free Communities Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Energy Service Corps Our

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  • News Releases | NJPIRG
    the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group NJPIRG Included with the report is aninteractive online tool that allows users to view what New Jersey is doing best and worst compared to other states transparency practices Read more about New Jersey Earns C in Annual Report on Transparency of Government Spending News Release NJPIRG Budget Consumer Protection Advocates Call on Congress to Cut Wasteful Subsidies Not Public Priorities Read more about Advocates Call on Congress to Cut Wasteful Subsidies Not Public Priorities News Release NJPIRG Law and Policy Center Health Care Health Care Repeal Would Have Costly Consequences for New Jersey Consumers and Small Businesses Consumers and small businesses in New Jersey will face significantly higher insurance premiums and could see costly coverage denials and price discrimination if efforts to repeal the federal health care law prevail in Congress or in the courts according to The Cost of Repeal Examining the Impact on New Jersey of Repealing the New Federal Health Care Law a new report released today by NJPIRG Read more about Health Care Repeal Would Have Costly Consequences for New Jersey Consumers and Small Businesses News Release NJPIRG Law and Policy Center Transportation User Fee Myth Busted NJ Is Only State in Nation Where Taxes Subsidize Driving A new report released today by the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group NJPIRG disproves the common misperception that road building is paid for by user fees showing that gas taxes cover barely half the costs of building and maintaining roads a fraction which is likely to fall steadily Read more about User Fee Myth Busted NJ Is Only State in Nation Where Taxes Subsidize Driving Pages first previous 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse Of Antibiotics Stop the Highway Boondoggles

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  • News Releases | NJPIRG
    leading consumer environmental and public health organizations wrote an open letter in advance of the April 21 st deadline set by U S District Judge Charles R Breyer for a proposal that deals with Volkswagen s emission scandal Read more about Leading Groups Send Criteria for Evaluating VW Settlement News Release U S PIRG Public Health Food Taco Bell Moves Away From Chicken Raised on Medically Important Antibiotics Taco Bell will no longer serve chicken raised on medically important antibiotics in U S locations starting in 2017 The announcement was included in a release from Taco Bell s parent company Yum Brands and comes amid widespread consumer demand and concern from the medical community about the overuse of antibiotics on livestock and poultry Taco Bell s announcement will put major market pressure on the meat industry to stop overusing antibiotics and should push its partner brands KFC and Pizza Hut to have stronger commitments as well Read more about Taco Bell Moves Away From Chicken Raised on Medically Important Antibiotics News Release U S PIRG Consumer Protection Financial Reform More Than 100 Groups Insist on No Riders in Spending Legislation The day before the White House is expected to release its fiscal year 2017 budget proposal a coalition of more than 100 groups including U S PIRG sent a letter calling on President Barack Obama and all 535 members of Congress to oppose any federal appropriations bill that contains ideological policy riders Read more about More Than 100 Groups Insist on No Riders in Spending Legislation Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse Of Antibiotics Stop the Highway Boondoggles Democracy For The People Label GMO Foods Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Toxic Free Communities Reining

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  • Ed's Blog | NJPIRG
    power plant Keep Reading about Nuclear Power and the Threat to Drinking Water To lessen online banking risks lessen consumer liability risks Tuesday January 17 2012 By Ed Mierzwinski Consumer Program Director In addition to a story on the Zappos hack the New York Times also has an editorial Convenient but How Secure on the growth of online banking and new regulations being implemented that should lessen fraud loss risk Ed s Blog Read more about To lessen online banking risks lessen consumer liability risks Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse Of Antibiotics Stop the Highway Boondoggles Democracy For The People Label GMO Foods Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Toxic Free Communities Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Energy Service Corps Our Federation Take Action Donate JOIN US Priority Action We re teaming up with big restaurant chains to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms Call on KFC to stop selling meat raised on routine antibiotics ADD YOUR VOICE Support Us Your donation supports NJPIRG s work to stand up for consumers on the issues that

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  • Resources | NJPIRG
    subsidiary of the nationwide credit bureau Experian affecting 15 million customers and applicants of T Mobile a number of state PIRGs have joined other leading privacy and consumer groups in a request for investigations by the CFPB and FTC Keep Reading about Letter to CFPB FTC on Experian T Mobile Data Breach Resource Consumer Protection Make VW Pay Leading Groups Send Criteria for Evaluating VW Settlement The letter highlights six main criteria by which a proposal should be evaluated to compensate consumers and the environment and deter future criminal acts Four leading consumer environmental and public health organizations wrote an open letter in advance of the April 21 st deadline set by U S District Judge Charles R Breyer for a proposal that deals with Volkswagen s emission scandal Keep Reading about Leading Groups Send Criteria for Evaluating VW Settlement Pages first previous 1 2 Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse Of Antibiotics Stop the Highway Boondoggles Democracy For The People Label GMO Foods Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Toxic Free Communities Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student

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  • Resources | NJPIRG
    Drinking Water Resource Public Health Health Care SO YOU NEED HEALTH INSURANCE NOW WHAT Having the facts can make all the difference when it comes to health insurance To make the most of new choices protections and financial help you need good information This guide can help you find quality coverage that won t break the bank Keep Reading about SO YOU NEED HEALTH INSURANCE NOW WHAT Resource Public Health New Jersey Schools At Potential Risk From Toxic Disasters How many New Jersey schools and school children are within one mile of a high risk chemical facility Keep Reading about New Jersey Schools At Potential Risk From Toxic Disasters Resource Public Health Change the Market Support Antibiotic free Restaurants These restaurants have taken action to transition away from serving meat raised with antibiotics Keep Reading about Change the Market Support Antibiotic free Restaurants Pages 1 2 next last More Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse Of Antibiotics Stop the Highway Boondoggles Democracy For The People Label GMO Foods Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Toxic Free Communities Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3

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  • Reports | NJPIRG
    the vast majority of all individual federal election contributions this cycle just as they have in previous elections Seven of every 10 individual contribution dollars to the federal candidates parties PACs and Super PACs that were active in the 2013 2014 election cycle came from donors who gave 200 or more Candidates alone got 84 percent of their individual contributions from large donors Read more about The Dominance of Big Money in the 2014 Congressional Elections Report NJPIRG and Consumers Union Public Health Prescription For Change Our September 2014 survey of physicians paints a grim picture of the growing problem of antibiotic resistant infections The overwhelming majority of surveyed doctors reported that one or more of their patients had been diagnosed with a presumed or confirmed case of a multi drug resistant bacterial infection in the past twelve months They also expressed concern about the use of antibiotics in livestock production facilities on healthy animals in order to promote growth and prevent disease Read more about Prescription For Change Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Democracy Big Money Dominates in Congressional Primaries Our analysis of fund raising data from 2014 s congressional primaries examines the way these dynamics are playing out state by state across the country While some states show markedly more inequity than others the picture painted by the data is of a primary money race where large donors carry more weight than ordinary Americans Nationwide just under two thirds of all candidate contributions came from the largest donors those giving over 1 000 And fewer than 5 500 large donors matched the primary contributions coming from at least 440 000 donors nationwide Read more about Big Money Dominates in Congressional Primaries Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More Search form

    Original URL path: http://njpirg.org/reports?page=1 (2016-04-29)
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  • Reports | NJPIRG
    protect the long terms effectiveness of these life saving medicines Read more about Ending the Abuse of Antibiotics in Livestock Production Report NJPIRG Citizen Lobby Budget Tax Picking Up the Tab Every year corporations and wealthy individuals use complicated gimmicks to shift U S earnings to subsidiaries in offshore tax havens countries with minimal or no taxes in order to reduce their state and federal income tax liability by billions of dollars Tax haven abusers benefit from America s markets public infrastructure educated workforce security and rule of law all supported in one way or another by tax dollars but they avoid paying for these benefits Instead ordinary taxpayers end up picking up the tab either in the form of higher taxes cuts to public spending priorities or increases to the federal debt Read more about Picking Up the Tab Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Consumer Protection Transportation The Unfriendly Skies This report analyzes these consumer complaints about U S air carriers for the five year period from 2009 2013 evaluates the effectiveness of new regulations and compares airlines performance This report tracks trends in tens of thousands of consumer complaints over time finding how some airlines have improved their rankings and others have worsened We also compare consumer complaint data with other DOT data that tracks airlines on time performance and baggage handling The report finds that consumer s most complaints were about Flight Problems such as delays and cancellations Other top problems were about baggage customer service as issues with reservations bookings and boarding Over time Flight Problems account for an increasing portion of the total complaints Read more about The Unfriendly Skies Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse Of Antibiotics

    Original URL path: http://njpirg.org/reports?page=2 (2016-04-29)
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