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02/11/2011
Blog Post

Here' my response to the release of details contained in the House continuing resolution.

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01/26/2011
Blog Post

Earlier this month Facebook gave external websites and applications access to cell phone numbers and addresses. Fortunately, after pushback from users and privacy experts, they suspended the feature.1

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01/25/2011
Blog Post

Here's my statement in response to the passage of House Resolution 38, a bill instructing the House Budget Chair to reduce non-security discretionary spending to fiscal year 2008 level, or less, by a vote of 256-165.

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01/18/2011
Report

In this report, U.S. PIRG has examined official research, data, and projections from independent sources, to provide a detailed picture of repeal’s impact on young adults. The evidence reveals that young people would face significant costs if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

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PIRG In The News

The Siskiyou

“It makes no sense that a box of Twinkies is less expensive than a bag of carrots.”

This statement, found on the website of the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group, summarizes the main argument against government subsidies to agribusiness firms, and is at the heart of OSPIRG’s recent “Stop Subsidizing Obesity” campaign.

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The Daily Californian

With Alameda County poised to adopt a single-use plastic bag ban soon, the Berkeley City Council decided at its meeting Tuesday night to officially inform the public that such a ban may be on its way in the city.

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The Daily Targum

As part of its Sustainable U campaign, the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group aims to make the University more environmentally conscious by asking students to stop using plastic bags.

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San Jose Mercury News

This week, President Barack Obama introduced two changes to the federal student loan program to help new borrowers. An estimated 1.6 million students will be eligible for the new repayment plan, which allows student borrowers to cap their loan repayments at 10 percent of their discretionary income, up from 450,000 under the current system. Another 6 million will be able to consolidate their debt, in some cases slightly reducing their interest rates.

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