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10/29/2013
Blog Post

We're conducting a survey to get a better sense of the impacts of textbook costs on students. We'll publish a report on our findings later this year.

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10/29/2013
News Release

Thousands of American students are using the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) public Consumer Complaints Database to settle disputes about private student loans, according to a new report from the U.S. PIRG Education Fund.

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10/11/2013
News Release

In a first-of-its-kind study, U.S. PIRG compiled nation-wide evidence on transportation apps and vehicle sharing programs, and found that these advanced new tools have made it easier for Americans to drive less.

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10/11/2013
News Release

Statement of U.S. PIRG Consumer Program Director Ed Mierzwinski (Excerpted from his invited testimony) at the CFPB Field Hearing on the Credit CARD Act Harold Washington Library, Chicago, Illinois

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PIRG In The News

Chicago Sun-Times

As if rising tuition, fees and housing expenses weren’t enough, a report out Monday shows textbooks pose another cost hurdle for college students.

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San Jose Mercury News

Despite new technologies and a 2012 California law promising college students relief from soaring textbook costs, students' bookstore spending is higher than ever -- now about $1,200 for books and supplies.

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MyStateline.com

With the cost of a college education increasing, students say textbooks are too much to handle.

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Capital Gazette

Maryland PIRG is delivering petitions urging Gov. Martin O'Malley to support a measure to create a 5-cent redeemable bottle deposit.

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