Report | CALPIRG | Consumer Protection

Making the Grade

Health care exchanges are one of the most important policy solutions for addressing the twin problem of affordability and quality. Our report grades exchanges across the country on their potential for lowering cost while improving the quality of health care.

Report | CALPIRG | Consumer Protection

Apples to Twinkies

Childhood obesity is skyrocketing and yet shockingly, American taxpayers are spending billions of dollars subsidizing junk food ingredients making the problem worse. This report outlines how many tax payer dollars are going to junk food ingredients.

Report | Arizona PIRG | Consumer Protection

Toward Common Ground 2011

2011-09-15 As the Congressional “Super Committee” begins its search for $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction, a new study released today by the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) and the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) provides the panel with a great place to start: more than $1 trillion of spending cuts with appeal from across the political spectrum.

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High-Speed Rail: Public Private or Both?

Private sector companies are likely to play a major role in the construction of high-speed rail lines in the United States. Public-private partnerships – or “PPPs” – have come to play an important role in the construction of high-speed rail lines around the world.

Report | Arizona PIRG | Consumer Protection

Big Banks Bigger Fees: A National Survey of Bank Fees and Fee Disclosure Policies

A survey of more than 350 bank branches reveals that fewer than half of branches obeyed their legal duty to fully disclose fees to prospective customers, while one in four provided no fee information at all. The report also includes a shopping guide, which will compare banking options, direct consumers to free and low-cost checking choices, and provide a list of fees that consumers should look out for when picking a bank.


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