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Maryland General Assembly Bill Crossover Deadline - Democracy Update

By | Rishi Shah
Advocate, Maryland PIRG

 

Yesterday (March 21st) was the bill crossover deadline for the Maryland General Assembly. In other words, it’s the deadline for bills to move from one chamber to the other in order to be considered during this legislative session. I’ll be taking a look at which democracy bills did and didn’t move through at least one chamber of the Maryland General Assembly by this deadline. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG Foundation | Consumer Tips

‘Failing the Fix’ scorecard grades Apple, Google, Dell, others on how fixable their devices are

 A new scorecard by Maryland PIRG Foundation, “Failing the Fix,” ranks the most popular cell phone and laptop makers for consumers who seek to purchase easily repairable products – especially those from companies who do not fight to prevent Right to Repair.

Maryland PIRG's 2022 Democracy Legislative Agenda

By | Rishi Shah
Advocate, Maryland PIRG

This legislative session, we're committed to ensuring that Maryland's democratic process truely represents the people of Maryland. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG Foundation | Consumer Protection

‘Hog-tied’ and fed up: New report shows dealership consolidation makes farmers’ lives harder

Today, Maryland PIRG Foundation released a report highlighting the increased consolidation of farm equipment dealerships, reducing the options that farmers have for repair. 

Testimony: Zero-Emission Truck Act of 2022

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Diesel fumes from medium and heavy duty trucks on the road is a true health hazard. 

Testimony: Consumer Protection - Right to Repair - Farm Equipment

By | Rishi Shah
Advocate, Maryland PIRG

Today, we testified on legislation introduced by Del. Hornberger to establish the right to repair for farm equpiment in Maryland. 

Testimony: Declaration of Rights – Campaign Financing Right to Know

By | Rishi Shah
Advocate, Maryland PIRG

Today, we testified in support of SB 895 to enshrine rights into the Maryland constitution for transparency for political spending and for publicly financed elections.

Testimony: Public Financing Act – State Senate and House of Delegates

By | Rishi Shah
Advocate, Maryland PIRG

Today, we testified in support of SB 358 to expand public campaign financing to elections for Maryland Senate and the House of Delegates.

News Release | Common Cause Maryland, Maryland PIRG | Democracy

TODAY at 1pm - Senate Hearing on Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Today, February 23 at 1pm, the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on SB 895, a proposed constitutional amendment establishing individuals’ right to know in an open, timely, and transparent manner about how, when, and by whom money is spent and from whom money is raised to influence the vote of the individual for candidates for office and ballot questions; and establishing that a publicly financed election is a right of the people.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Public Health

Senate Environment and Health Committee Unanimously Supports George "Walter" Taylor Act

On Tuesday, the Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee voted unanimously to send the George Walter Taylor Act to the Senate Floor. 

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