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News Release | Maryland PIRG | Transportation

Advocates disappointed by Board of Public Works vote to advance highway expansion

 The Maryland Board of Public Works (BPW) voted (2-1) on Wednesday to move forward Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposed I-270 and I-495 toll lane widening project.

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Senate votes to revitalize American infrastructure

To solve social problems, we need leaders who don't always agree to set aside their differences and reach compromises on solutions. This bill reflects that bipartisan spirit and takes major steps toward a cleaner and healthier America.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

Statement: New IPCC report underscores need to act on climate

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its first global assessment of the science of global warming since 2013 on Monday. The report details the potential catastrophic impacts on the world's oceans, ice caps and land in the coming decades if we fail to rapidly reduce emissions and meet our climate goals.

News Release | U.S. PIRG

U.S. PIRG urges senators to support the bipartisan infrastructure bill

As the U.S. Senate approaches a final vote on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, U.S. PIRG sent a letter to senators urging them to vote yes.

News Release | US PIRG | Consumer Tips, Consumer Protection

Back to school: financial literacy tips for college students, teens

During this time of year, families are thinking about the children going back to school, and for parents who are sending their kids to college, it can be a bit overwhelming. A key to addressing those concerns is making sure their teens are prepared for “adulting” -- in other words, taking care of their own lives.

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