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Statement: House bill aims to expand public transit service nationwide

Rep. Hank Johnson's "Stronger Communities through Better Transit Act” creates a new $20 billion grant program designed to increase the frequency and hours of public transit service nationwide.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Solid Waste

Colorado’s Plastic Pollution Reduction Act headed to governor’s desk

DENVER - The Colorado State Legislature passed the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act on Tuesday, clearing the final hurdle before landing on Gov. Jared Polis’ desk for signature into law. The bill is one of the most comprehensive plastic pollution reduction bills passed in the country and marks the first time a non-coastal state has taken action to phase out wasteful single-use plastic products.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Democracy

Maryland democracy reforms go into effect without signature from Gov. Hogan

Several voting and campaign finance reform bills that the Maryland General Assembly passed this session became law in Maryland after Gov. Larry Hogan chose not to sign them. The new laws increase access to early voting, improve on the state's vote-by-mail system, and reduce the role of large and corporate donors in races for governor. While none of the bills got Gov. Hogan’s endorsement, many of the bills earned bipartisan support in the state legislature.

News Release | US PIRG | Public Health, Consumer Protection

Statement: CPSC vote to regulate infant sleep products will save lives

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission approved tough new standards Wednesday to regulate several infant sleep products for the first time.

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