It's official. Big money just lost some of its power over Baltimore County's elections after the Baltimore County Council voted 6-1 in approval of the Maryland PIRG-backed Fair Election Fund, which allows political candidates to use a small donor program to finance their campaign.
Our report highlights how flier complaints have soared as airlines cancel flights, deny refunds, and ruin plans. Find out which airlines have the most complaints and what you can do.
Money shouldn't be a barrier to running for office. Maryland's new fair election fund will hopefully open the doors for more candidates. This measure is meant to safeguard the fund from candidates running frivolous campaigns to take advantage of the funding.
Once one of the most visible opponents to repair access, Apple has now reversed its longstanding policy against making spare parts and repair software tools available to customers. The commitment came just days after the company pledged to stop deactivating Face ID for iPhone screens repaired independently.
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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill into law on Tuesday that increases the recycled content of plastics and other products.
You may be setting aside those cloth or surgical masks and shopping for some N95 masks or KN95s that are supposed to be widely available. But . . . there unfortunately are lots of counterfeit products out there too.
A major new CFPB report assails the Big 3 credit bureaus for a series of excuses, “deficiencies” and failures. CFPB found that “Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion routinely failed to fully respond to consumers with errors.” Wow.
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