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    plan one that falls below minimum standards under the Affordable Care Act for another year Here are our tips for consumers and a checklist to help you make the decision that s right for you Read more about Should I Stay Or Should I Go Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Public Health Consumer Protection Food A Year of Progress The past year has shown that food producers and retailers are listening to consumers desire for information and choices when it comes to GMOs It s smart business to give customers what they want and some companies are beginning to build the transparent marketplace that consumers deserve This white paper summarizes companies recent actions related to GMOs Read more about A Year of Progress Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Consumer Protection Financial Reform Debt Collectors Debt Complaints This is the fifth in a series of reports that review complaints to the CFPB nationally and on a state by state level In this report we explore consumer complaints about debt collection with the aim of uncovering patterns in the problems consumers are experiencing with debt collectors and documenting the role of the CFPB in helping consumers successfully resolve their complaints Read more about Debt Collectors Debt Complaints Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Transportation A New Course Universities and colleges across the country are taking steps to encourage their communities students faculty and staff to decrease their reliance on personal vehicles These efforts are working well saving money for universities improving the quality of life in college towns and giving today s students experience in living life without depending on a personal car Read more about A New Course Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse Of

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    nationally and on a state by state level In this report we explore consumer complaints about credit cards with the aim of uncovering patterns in the problems consumers are experiencing with their credit cards and documenting the role of the CFPB in helping consumers successfully resolve their complaints Read more about Credit Cards Consumer Complaints Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Transportation Transportation in Transition Our first of its kind report shows that Americans transportation habits have changed The average American drives 7 6 percent fewer miles today than when per capita driving peaked in 2004 A review of data from the Federal Highway Administration Federal Transit Administration and Census Bureau for America s 100 most populous urbanized areas which are home to over half of the nation s population shows that the decline in per capita driving has taken place in a wide variety of regions Read more about Transportation in Transition Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Public Health Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland The 2013 Trouble in Toyland report is the 28th annual NJPIRG survey of toy safety In this report NJPIRG provides safety guidelines for consumers when purchasing toys for small children and provides examples of toys currently on store shelves that may pose potential safety hazards Read more about Trouble in Toyland Report NJPIRG Democracy McCutcheon Money This term the Supreme Court is considering a challenge to aggregate contribution limits in a case called McCutcheon v FEC The current limit on what one person may contribute to all federal candidates parties and PACs is 123 200 Absent this limit one wealthy donor would be permitted to contribute more than 3 5 million to a single party s candidates and party committees plus a virtually unlimited amount to supportive PACs Read more about McCutcheon Money Pages first previous

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    Food Apples to Twinkies 2013 At a time when America faces high obesity rates and tough federal budget choices taxpayer dollars are funding the production of junk food ingredients Since 1995 the government has spent 292 5 billion on agricultural subsidies 19 2 billion of which have subsidized corn and soy derived junk food ingredients These subsidies are all the more egregious at a time when America is facing an obesity epidemic Children are three times more likely to be obese than their counterparts three decades ago With over 31 percent of the adolescent population now overweight or obese and estimates of obesity related medical costs reaching 150 billion per year it is absurd that the federal government continues to finance the production of sweeteners and oil additives The concentrated distribution of subsidypayments further demonstrates how the current system fails to appropriately direct federal dollars The system disproportionately benefits larger commodity cropproducers sending tax subsidies to large already profitable players These subsidies also do not fund all crops equally Apples the only fruit or vegetable to receive significant federal subsidies garnered only 689 million over the same period Had these subsidies gone directly to America s 146 million taxpayers the apple subsidies would enable each taxpayer to buy half an apple each year but the annual junk food subsidies would add up to nearly 20 Twinkies each Key findings Of the total 292 5 billion allotted in agriculture subsidies 3 8 percent of farmers collected 178 5 billion while 62 percent of farms did not receive any federal funds Taxpayers spent 84 4 billion on corn production 8 1 billion of which funded production of corn starch and sweeteners Of the total domestic corn produced 9 6 percent ended up in junk food and beverages as sweeteners or thickeners Soy

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    and sickened more than 740 is one of the worst public health disasters the nation has seen in recent history The tainted injections came from a drug manufacturer doing business as a compounding pharmacy a classification which allowed them to evade the system of safety rules inspections and oversight that keep our drug supply safe Read more about Prescription For Danger Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Budget Transportation A New Direction The Driving Boom a six decade long period of steady increases in per capita driving in the United States is over Americans drive fewer total miles today than we did eight years ago and fewer per person than we did at the end of Bill Clinton s first term The unique combination of conditions that fueled the Driving Boom from cheap gas prices to the rapid expansion of the workforce during the Baby Boom generation no longer exists Meanwhile a new generation the Millennials is demanding a new American Dream less dependent on driving Read more about A New Direction Report NJPIRG Budget Tax Picking Up the Tab 2013 Some U S based multinational firms and individuals avoid paying U S taxes by using accounting tricks to shift profits made in America to offshore tax havens countries with minimal or no taxes They benefit from their access to America s markets workforce infrastructure and security but they pay little or nothing for it violating the basic fairness of the tax system and forcing other taxpayers to pick up the tab Read more about Picking Up the Tab 2013 Pages first previous 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 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

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    about The Hidden Cost of Offshore Tax Havens Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Democracy Elections Confidential Elections Confidential describes how secret donors poured hundreds of millions into the 2012 election through social welfare non profits that are really political vehicles and via shell corporations formed as conduits to hide a funder s identity Read more about Elections Confidential Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Democracy Billion Dollar Democracy The first presidential election since Citizens United lived up to its hype with unprecedented outside spending from new sources making headlines Demos and NJPIRG Law Policy Center analysis of reports from campaigns parties and outside spenders to the Federal Election Commission found that our big money system distorts democracy and creates clear winners and losers Wealthy Donors Over Average Citizens Special Interests Over the Public Interest Incumbents Over Challengers Grassroots Candidates Secret Spenders Over Voters Seeking Accountability Read more about Billion Dollar Democracy Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Democracy Outside Spending Outsized Influence The 2012 elections were by far the most expensive in history thanks primarily to the tidal wave of outside special interest money triggered by the Supreme Court s Citizens United decision The federal Senate and House races in New Jersey where outside groups spent over 3 million were no exception Read more about Outside Spending Outsized Influence Pages first previous 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 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 Federation Archives Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources

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    PIRG survey of toy safety In this report U S PIRG provides safety guidelines for consumers when purchasing toys for small children and provides examples of toys currently on store shelves that may pose potential safety hazards Read more about Trouble in Toyland 2012 Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Consumer Protection Big Banks Bigger Fees Over the last six months state PIRG staff conducted inquiries at 250 bank and 116 credit union branches in 17 states and the District of Columbia and reviewed bank fees online in these and 7 other states This report addresses the following questions How easy is it for consumers to shop around for financial services Are banks complying with current fee disclosure requirements Can consumers still find free or low cost checking accounts or has free checking ended And what can the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB and other regulators do to help improve transparency in the financial marketplace Read more about Big Banks Bigger Fees Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Democracy Distorted Democracy Post Election Edition Our new analysis of data through Election Day from the Federal Election Commission FEC and other sources shows how big outside spenders drowned out small contributions in the 2012 election cycle just 61 large donors to Super PACs giving on average 4 7 million each matched the 285 1 million in grassroots contributions from more than 1 425 500 small donors to the major party presidential candidates We provide policy recommendations to restore the principle of one person one vote in our democracy first and foremost the need to overturn the Citizens United ruling either by Constitutional amendment or by Supreme Court revision of the decision Read more about Distorted Democracy Post Election Edition Pages first previous 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 next last

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    reform moved to the U S Senate The U S House of Representatives passed the Food Safety Enhancement Act H R 2749 on July 30 2009 However the Senate s version of the bill the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act S 510 has languished while waiting for time on the Senate s floor schedule Read more about Recipe for Disaster Report NJPIRG Law and Policy Center Transportation Economic Stimulus or Simply More Misguided Spending This fall Congress asked states to submit lists of ready to go transportation infrastructure projects that could be funded by the stimulus package Lists from nineteen state departments of transportation DOTs show that the broader goals articulated by President elect Obama will be undermined if Congress the Administration and the states do not establish forward looking rules for spending stimulus funds Read more about Economic Stimulus or Simply More Misguided Spending Report NJPIRG Law Policy Center Public Health Airborne Toxic Pollution And Health This report focuses on releases to New Jersey s air of carcinogens and developmental toxins In reviewing airborne releases of toxic pollution in New Jersey we have reached three conclusions First industrial facilities continue to release enormous volumes of chemicals that cause cancer and developmental problems Second the airborne toxins are a problem statewide Third safer alternatives exist for many of these chemicals Read more about Airborne Toxic Pollution And Health Pages first previous 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 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

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    Freezes Before Your Information is Stolen Here are tips for preventing ID theft and using a security freeze How To Avoid Identity Theft How To Use a Security Freeze Read more about Why You Should Get Security Freezes Before Your Information is Stolen Report US PIRG Education Fund Consumer Protection Mortgages and Mortgage Complaints Our sixth report analyzing complaints in the CFPB s Public Consumer Complaint Database evaluates mortgage complaints the number one source of complaints to the CFPB totaling 38 of nearly 500 000 complaints posted since 2011 Read more about Mortgages and Mortgage Complaints Report NJPIRG Law and Policy Center Budget Following the Money 2015 Read more about Following the Money 2015 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 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 Archives Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources Results Take Action Donate JOIN

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