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Strengthening American Infrastructure for Healthier and More Sustainable Communities

Infrastructure is at the heart of America's greatest challenges. From ensuring safe drinking water for all Americans to addressing global warming, which threatens to change...

May 14, 2019 Report

Testimony of R.J. Cross, Frontier Group policy analyst, at a hearing on examining discrimination in the automobile loan and insurance industries before the U.S. House...

May 1, 2019 Blog Post

Few Americans have more power to act on climate than our nation’s governors. Governors can take action by setting goals to reduce statewide emissions. They...

Mar 20, 2019 Blog Post

After 20 years in Columbia, Maryland, my partner's mom recently accepted a job offer in Jackson, Mississippi, and made the move. When she got there,...

Feb 13, 2019 Blog Post

Our democracy as it currently exists is far from perfect, but in 2018, states and cities across the country pushed forward with a number of...

Jan 8, 2019 Blog Post
CFPB Data Reveal Consumer Complaints by Company

For most of its history, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has stood up for consumers, including by publishing detailed analyses of financial complaints. However,...

Jun 5, 2018 Report
The Case for Public Access to the CFPB’s Financial Complaints Database

The acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney, is considering removing public access to the CFPB's online repository of more than one...

Jun 4, 2018 Report

Last week, we released the ninth edition of Following the Money, our annual report with U.S. PIRG Education Fund evaluating governments on their online financial...

May 1, 2018 Blog Post
How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data

State-operated transparency websites provide checkbook-level detail on government spending, allowing citizens and watchdog groups to view payments made to individual companies, details on purchased goods...

Apr 25, 2018 Report

The dominating influence of large political donors shapes elections from beginning to end – from an individual’s decision to run for office, to a candidate’s...

Feb 1, 2018 Blog Post

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