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News Release | Maryland PIRG and Common Cause Maryland | Democracy

Maryland General Assembly Updates and Permanently Funds Gubernatorial Public Financing Program

Annapolis - The Maryland legislature wrapped up its 2021 session on Monday after passing the Maryland Fair Elections Act, a bipartisan bill to update and fund the state's small donor public financing program for gubernatorial candidates. The Senate version of the bill was sponsored by Chairman Paul Pinsky (SB415), and the House companion bill was sponsored by Del. Jessica Feldmark (HB424).

News Release | Maryland PIRG and Environment Maryland | Solid Waste

Statement: Maryland legislature drops ball by failing to pass Plastic Bag Reduction Act

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland legislature wrapped up it’s 2021 session on Monday without passing the Plastic Bag Reduction Act. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund

New survey: 43 major appliance companies void warranties for independent repair, despite consumer protection laws

A new survey from U.S. PIRG Education Fund finds all 43 appliance manufacturers we surveyed would consider voiding the warranty if a device had “unauthorized” repair, despite a 2018 warning from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

News Release | Maryland PIRG and Environment Maryland

New report shows how electrifying Maryland’s buildings could cut carbon emissions and transform our energy system

BALTIMORE -- Maryland could see a critical reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and gas usage if it electrifies all of its buildings during the next 30 years, according to a new report released today by Environment Maryland, Maryland PIRG and Frontier Group.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Statement: Maryland General Assembly Votes to Establish a Permanent Mail-In Voting List

Today, the Maryland Senate voted 32-15 to pass HB1048, which would establish a permanent mail-in voting list.

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