Consumer watchdogs say layaway is generally a good deal, especially if the stores do not tack on any additional fees. They’re a good alternative to customers racking up charges on high-interest credit cards, said Deirdre Cummings, legislative director for MassPIRG.
Boston, October 24 – Despite government commitments to address the problem, food recalls are on the rise and our food safety systems are broken, according to a new report by MASSPIRG. In just the last 21 months here in Massachusetts, 48 people were made sick from foodborne illnesses linked directly to food recalls, costing the state $532 thousand.
Over the past few years, Americans have grown accustomed to seeing headlines about tainted food being recalled and pulled off of store shelves. These high-profile recalls leave many Americans wondering whether enough is being done to reduce the risk of contaminated food and foodborne illness.
A new report released Wednesday, March 21st by MASSPIRG Education Fund and Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ) found that thirty tax dodging corporations have made campaign contributions to 524 (98%) sitting members of Congress, and disproportionately to the leadership of both parties and to key committee members
While it may be the first day of spring on the calendar, the Legislature stopped the clock today when the massively popular Updated Bottle Bill was stalled once again. The Joint Committee on Telecom, Utilities and Energy, chaired by Rep. John Keenan of Salem and Sen. Ben Downing of Pittsfield, ‘extended’ their review of the Bottle Bill until 6/15/12, almost one full year after the public hearing where it was considered, and just weeks before the end of the session.