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  • Media | NJPIRG
    that he intends to continue with his health reform agenda His opposition will no doubt continue to push for repeal But are repeal proponents standing up for consumers or are they standing up for the health insurance industry Read more about The Princeton Packet Health Care Repeal Would Be Costly For New Jersey Media Hit Transportation The Star Ledger Report Gas tax car charges only cover half the cost of road maintenance Amid a debate over whether New Jersey should increase its low gasoline tax to shore up the nearly broke transportation fund a report released today cautions that gas taxes and other vehicle charges pay only half the cost of building and maintaining the nation s roads Read more about The Star Ledger Report Gas tax car charges only cover half the cost of road maintenance Media Hit Democracy newjerseynewsroom com U S Supreme Court decision on campaign finance blasted by Jerseyans In a shocking burst of judicial activism the Supreme Court decided that corporations should be treated in the same manner as ordinary citizens and be allowed to spend the massive amounts of money they accumulate on direct attack ads for or against members of Congress Read more about newjerseynewsroom com U S Supreme Court decision on campaign finance blasted by Jerseyans Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 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 US Priority Action We re teaming

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  • Media | NJPIRG
    Consumers Bloomberg Buying homes getting jobs and borrowing money will be easier after an agreement by the three biggest U S consumer credit reporting services with New York It s a sea change in the way the credit bureaus treat complaints said U S PIRG s Ed Mierzwinski The credit bureaus have been run by computers for years now They re going to have to hire more people and actually verify that what a creditor said is true Read more about Credit Bureaus Deal to Improve Accuracy Huge for Consumers Media Hit Tax Opinion BP Settlement on Gulf Oil Spill Flows From Its Own Deep Pockets Unlike earlier BP settlements related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf the November 2012 settlement forces the company to take responsibility for its crimes that tragically cost 11 workers lives and led to an environmental catastrophe and this time American taxpayers won t be asked to pick up much of the tab Read more about Opinion BP Settlement on Gulf Oil Spill Flows From Its Own Deep Pockets Media Hit Tax Trenton Times Cut Pork From Federal Farm Bill The Farm Bill sets our nation s agricultural and food policy including a raft of food related programs such as food assistance and rural development programs But it also authorizes a set of misguided agricultural subsidy programs that lavish billions of taxpayer dollars on large profitable agribusinesses Read more about Trenton Times Cut Pork From Federal Farm Bill Pages 1 2 3 4 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

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  • Results | NJPIRG
    Read more about KIDS SCHOOL LUNCHES NOW SAFER Result Health Care Young People Now Covered This year the federal health care reforms that NJPIRG worked to win have started to pay off for young people In the past teens saw their premiums soar or were denied coverage when they turned 19 even if they d been insured their whole lives Now they can remain on their parents plans until age 26 Read more about Young People Now Covered 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 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

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  • The CFPB at Three: A Child Prodigy | NJPIRG
    and seeks comments for 30 days an important enhancement to the database By posting narrative contextual details of consumer stories it will be easier for bank examiners researchers other consumers and even financial firms themselves to determine whether bad practices are isolated or common The CFPB is protecting students from unfair practices Earlier this year the CFPB filed a lawsuit against the for profit college ITT Educational Services arguing that they engaged in predatory student lending practices that push students into high cost private student loans that inevitably will default The CFPB has also investigated the growing use of high fee debit cards to disburse student loans and issued Know Before You Owe tools for student consumers The CFPB is helping stop fraud against servicemembers veterans and their families The CFPB s Office of Servicemember Affairs targets financial frauds and scams aimed at military families and veterans Sadly it s a big problem In November the CFPB obtained 14 million in servicemember refunds from Cash America a payday lender that violated the Military Lending Act The CFPB is reining in debt collector abuses As a 21st century data driven agency the CFPB is keenly aware that debt collection complaints have rapidly eclipsed all others in its complaint database Consequently it is looking very closely at debt collector practices This month the CFPB fined payday lender Ace Cash Express 5 million and ordered it to return an additional 5 million to its customers for illegal debt collection tactics It also filed a lawsuit against a debt collection lawsuit mill for using illegal tactics to intimidate consumers into paying debts they may not owe The CFPB is forcing credit bureaus to do a better job The often lethargic credit bureaus are responding to the recommendations in the CFPB s comprehensive report on the industry In particular the so called Big Three bureaus Experian Equifax and Trans Union have agreed to share full consumer complaint files with creditors during reinvestigations instead of merely converting the details into a 2 digit code meaning for example Consumer says not my account Without the details how could the creditor determine whether the consumer had a valid dispute The CFPB is listening to consumers In addition to taking consumer complaints the CFPB is urging consumers to simply tell their financial stories good or bad Watch videos of stories or tell your own story here The CFPB is helping consumers with its Ask CFPB tool It s been on the road all over the country to hear from consumers and small bankers in the communities where they live and work from El Paso and Long Beach to Des Moines from Boston to Itta Bena Mississippi Over the next six months the CFPB is expected to take major steps in three important areas where powerful industry forces may challenge it But already the House of Representatives has passed appropriations amendments designed to eliminate the CFPB s independent funding No other bank regulator is subject to the politicized appropriations process

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