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News Release | U.S. PIRG | Solid Waste

New Jersey Governor signs recycled content bill into law

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill into law on Tuesday that increases the recycled content of plastics and other products.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Transportation

New Report: President Biden’s first year in office marks progress on numerous environmental fronts

Following years of rollbacks, President Joe Biden began his term nearly a year ago amidst unprecedented environmental and public health challenges. Despite these obstacles, his administration has made significant strides toward restoring lost environmental protections and confronting daunting threats to our climate and public health, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG and Common Cause Maryland

Coalition Calls on Howard County Executive and Council to Save Fair Elections Program

With Howard County’s June primary looming, the independent Citizens’ Election Fund Commission, good government advocates, and activists are concerned that the small donor public financing program is not being properly implemented. The County has been unwilling to distribute funds to participating candidates who have qualified for matching funds and the County Council has yet to take action on the Commission's request.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Fair Elections Fund Resolution Introduced in Anne Arundel County

Progressive Maryland, Common Cause Maryland, Maryland PIRG and other organizations part of the Fair Elections Maryland Coalition are excited to witness the first step toward a long-awaited Small Donor Funded Elections Program (also called a Fair Elections Fund) for County Executive and County Council candidates.

News Release | Maryland PIRG and Common Cause Maryland | Democracy

Baltimore County Council passes Fair Election Fund in bipartisan vote, including spending limits and increased qualifying thresholds

BALTIMORE - The Baltimore County Council has voted 6-1 to create a Fair Election Fund, allowing candidates for office in Baltimore County to run for office using a small donor public campaign financing program.


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