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  • PennPIRG | Standing Up To Powerful Interests
    new report released by the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group today Keep Reading News Release Health Care Survey Small Businesses Crushed by Rising Health Costs Philadelphia PA July 21 2009 Pennsylvania small business owners are being crushed by rising health care costs and feel left out of the current health care debate in Washington according to a new report released by Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group on South Street in Philadelphia today Keep Reading News Release Financial Reform House Passes Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights WASHINGTON April 30 2009 Statement from PennPIRG s federal Consumer Advocate Ed Mierzwinski on the passage of the Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights by the U S House of Representatives on Thursday Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG Consumer Protection PIRG s Trouble In Toyland Washington DC Hazardous toys are still sold in stores across the country despite a new law overhauling the nation s product safety watchdog agency according to the 23rd annual toy safety survey released today The group also warned that the Consumer Product Safety Commission may delay one of the new law s toxic toy protections indefinitely Keep Reading News Release Financial Reform We re Deeply Disappointed with Wall Street Bailout U S PIRG is deeply disappointed that Congress punted on enacting critical protections for taxpayers and homeowners in the Wall Street bailout legislation passed today Keep Reading Pages first previous 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 next last Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Make a Donation Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are

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  • PennPIRG | Standing Up To Powerful Interests
    Fund Transportation New Report Shows Pennsylvanians Are Driving Less Pennsylvanians have cut their per person driving miles by 10 4 percent since 2005 while the nation s long term driving boom appears to have ended according to a new report from PennPIRG This decline is significantly higher than the national average of 6 87 Pennsylvania is one of 9 states and the District of Columbia to have a double digit reduction in per person driving miles Keep Reading Pages first previous 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 next last Media Hit Budget Tax Make them pay Grumble as we may we all know we have to pay our taxes each year But while we pay our fair share to sustain schools parks libraries and police departments most companies that do business in Pennsylvania don t pay any state income tax Keep Reading Media Hit Tax In Pa paying taxes is for the little people Businesses enjoy a huge loophole A mind boggling 71 percent of corporations that do business in Pennsylvania don t pay state income tax at all according to the state Department of Revenue Can you imagine what would happen if that many residents failed to pay their taxes Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG Democracy Citizens United Supreme Court Opinion Widens Corporate Personhood Rights WASHINGTON Jan 21 Today s U S Supreme Court decision in Citizen s United vs Federal Election Commission will significantly expand the role that the most powerful corporations play in election financing Keep Reading News Release Health Care As Passage of Health Bill Nears New Estimates of Pennsylvania Job Gains From Lower Premiums WASHINGTON DC As Congress and the White House are locked in the final negotiations over the health care reform bill a new analysis from the consumer group Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group finds that the legislation will mean between 11 400 and 18 300 more jobs in Pennsylvania With job losses now the central economic issue confronting America the analysis shows that the health care cost savings the bill will achieve will help businesses add new employees Keep Reading News Release Health Care Senate Makes History on Final Health Reform Votes Inaction by Congress and the power of the health care industry have allowed health care costs to spiral out of control and enabled insurance companies to run roughshod over consumers for decades until now Keep Reading Pages first previous 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 next last Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Make a Donation Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on

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    next last News Release Health Care CBO s estimates on health insurance premiums Today s CBO report is great news A majority of individuals purchasing individual or family health insurance in the exchange would receive reductions of 56 to 59 percent in premiums below what they would pay under current law Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection Big dangers in little hands KINGSTON Dangerous toys can still be found on America s store shelves despite recent legislation and increased safeguards Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG Consumer Protection Parents Beware Many Toys Still Toxic Hazardous PHILADELPHIA Nov 24 Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America s store shelves Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group announced on Tuesday in its 24th annual Trouble in Toyland report Keep Reading News Release Financial Reform We Need a Watchog On eve of committee vote consumer group petitions for reform SCRANTON Oct 20 Local residents and statewide consumer group PennPIRG the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group called for meaningful financial reform in a petition demonstration in downtown Scranton today Keep Reading Media Hit Health Care Health insurance industry getting desperate The health insurance industry is getting desperate Funding a bogus study claiming that health care reform will drive up the cost of coverage Health plan Lobby s Tough Oct 13 is part of a last ditch effort to derail reform Despite the scare tactics Congress is making headway Keep Reading Pages first previous 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 next last Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Make a Donation Resources Reports Get

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  • PennPIRG | Standing Up To Powerful Interests
    Tax The Hidden Cost of Offshore Tax Havens When U S corporations and wealthy individuals use offshore tax havens to avoid paying taxes to the federal government it is an abuse of our tax system Tax haven abusers benefit from our markets infrastructure educated workforce and security but they pay next to nothing for these benefits Ultimately taxpayers must pick up the tab either in the form of higher taxes cuts to public spending priorities or increased national debt Keep Reading Pages first previous 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 next last Media Hit Health Care Edinboro businesswoman visits Washington to discuss health care reform Zimmer is one of about 110 small business owners traveling to Washington D C to see their respective congressional leaders Their trip is an effort by the U S Public Interest Research Group to show Congress that these business people want health care reform Keep Reading Media Hit Financial Reform Consumer relief It is not getting much attention locally but the big banks the mortgage lenders and the insurance companies are working to kill legislation in Washington that would give consumers much needed protections in the financial marketplace Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG and Media and Democracy Coalition Consumer Protection Public Interest Groups Urge Lawmakers to Support Broadband Plan that Serves the Public Good For this year s OneWebDay PennPIRG and the Media and Democracy Coalition will release A Public Interest Internet Agenda and join Philadelphia residents for a policy panel discussion on the future of local broadband access The event is being held at 7pm in the University of the Arts as part of Philadelphia s inaugural OneWebDay celebration Keep Reading News Release Health Care Amid Bad Economy Rising Health Cre Premiums Slam Consumers Small Business PHILADELPHIA PA Sept 14 Even as Americans struggle with a recession and the highest unemployment rate since 1983 health insurance companies have jacked up their premiums again Keep Reading News Release Financial Reform On Anniversary of Financial Crisis Pennsylvanians Look to Congressman Kanjorski for Leadership on Reform Philadelphia PA One year ago this week Lehman Brothers collapsed in New York and the ripple effect began to spread to Pennsylvania Today as the President speaks in New York City on the need for strong financial regulations to protect consumers Pennsylvanians need Congress to pass H R 3126 the Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act Keep Reading Pages first previous 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 next last Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Make a Donation Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on

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  • PennPIRG | Standing Up To Powerful Interests
    division Keep Reading News Release U S PIRG Tax True Amount of BP Settlement Will Depend on Hidden Tax Giveaways BP agreed today to a 4 5 billion settlement to resolve felony and misdemeanor charges related to the gulf oil spill but taxpayers may end up indirectly covering up to 35 percent of the amount if the company is allowed to take the amount as a tax write off Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG Consumer Protection New Survey Shows Free Checking Widely Available At Small Banks But Banks Still Hiding Fees from Consumers Keep Reading Pages first previous 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 next last Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Make a Donation Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign finance reform and tackling Citizens United improving voter access for students and underrepresented communities and advocating for a 21st century transportation system Job Description We have the momentum Consumers like you convinced McDonald s and Subway to take action to protect public health This summer we re asking KFC to do the same Will you help win change Donate Now Get Big Money Out Voters In Super PACs and mega donors are drowning out the voices of regular Americans but together we can take our elections back The momentum is already building will your voice be heard What can

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  • PennPIRG | Standing Up To Powerful Interests
    by PennPIRG and Demos on the role of big money in the 2012 elections Keep Reading Report PennPIRG and Voter ID Coalition THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY COLLEGES VOTER PROTECTION ACTIONS PREVENTING STUDENT DISENFRANCHISEMENT BY PA VOTER ID LAW The survey reveals what colleges have and have not taken student voter protection measures for under the Pennsylvaina voter ID law PennPIRG recommends various strategies to provide students with valid student IDs and educate them about the laws disenfranchising effects Keep Reading Report U S PIRG Education Fund and Demos Democracy MILLION DOLLAR MEGAPHONES Super PACs continue to be tools used by a small number of wealthy individuals and institutions to dominate the political process Keep Reading Pages first previous 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 next last Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Make a Donation Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign finance reform and tackling Citizens United improving voter access for students and underrepresented communities and advocating for a 21st century transportation system Job Description We have the momentum Consumers like you convinced McDonald s and Subway to take action to protect public health This summer we re asking KFC to do the same Will you help win change Donate Now Get Big Money Out Voters In Super PACs and mega donors are drowning out the voices of

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  • PennPIRG | Standing Up To Powerful Interests
    the years Americans have demanded and learned to count on government safeguards to protect the air we breathe and the food we eat Unfortunately a slew of proposed anti regulatory bills targeting government safeguards are putting Pennsylvanians at risk Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG Higher Ed Responding to Students Congress Extends Low College Loan Rate Statement of Rich Williams PennPIRG Higher Education Advocate on the Congressional passage of bipartisan legislation to prevent subsidized Stafford student loan interest rates from doubling Congress listened to students and their families and delivered a bill that stops student loan interest rates from doubling Students already face unprecedented student loan debt and adding an additional 1 000 more would not only crunch individual borrowers but would have further weighed down the recovering economy We applaud Congress for coming together to pass this much needed legislation Keep Reading Pages first previous 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 next last Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Make a Donation Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign finance reform and tackling Citizens United improving voter access for students and underrepresented communities and advocating for a 21st century transportation system Job Description We have the momentum Consumers like you convinced McDonald s and Subway to take action to protect public health This summer we re asking KFC to do the

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  • PennPIRG | Standing Up To Powerful Interests
    that would allow payday lenders to charge triple diget interest rates This bill is opposed by PennPIRG and a coalition of organizations throughout Pennsylvania Keep Reading News Release PennPIRG Education Fund Democracy Vast Majority of PA College IDs Not Valid for Voting April 12 PHILADELPHIA A recent study released today by PennPIRG and a broad coalition of voter protection groups found that Pennsylvania s new photo ID voting law could potentially disenfranchise more than 80 of the state s college students Keep Reading Pages first previous 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 next last Search form Search About Issues Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign for Safe Energy Democracy For The People Stop the Highway Boondoggles Close Corporate Tax Loopholes Making Health Care Work Protecting Consumers Label GMO Foods Reining in Wall Street Act Now Jobs Donate Newsroom Make a Donation Resources Reports Get our RSS feed Our Affiliates Our Sister c 3 Are you a student Our Federation Featured Position PennPIRG Internship Work on some of the hottest political issues of the day from fighting the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to promoting campaign finance reform and tackling Citizens United improving voter access for students and underrepresented communities and advocating for a 21st century transportation system Job Description We have the momentum Consumers like you convinced McDonald s and Subway to take action to protect public health This summer we re asking KFC to do the same Will you help win change Donate Now Get Big Money Out Voters In Super PACs and mega donors are drowning out the voices of regular Americans but together we can take our elections back The momentum is already building will your voice be heard What can I do Stop the Highway Boondoggles Americans are finding alternative ways to

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