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News Release | Arizona PIRG | Budget

Congress Chooses to Invest in America's Priorities, Votes to pass President's Budget

Last night, Congress approved President Obama's transformational plan to overhaul the nation's health care system, make college more accessible, and eliminate wasteful subsidies and abusive tax shelters and loopholes. Similar resolutions passed in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that reflect President Obama's commitment to responsibly tackle critical public interest priorities.  A conference committee with members of both bodies will meet over the next few weeks to reconcile the differences in the bill.

News Release | Arizona PIRG Education Fund | Safe Energy

Report Shows Building New Nuclear Plants Is A Bad Investment

According to The High Cost of Nuclear Power, a new report by the Arizona PIRG Education Fund, the nuclear industry has proposed thirty new reactors across the country at an estimated cost of $300 billion.  The report states that if the $300 billion was invested in energy efficiency over the next 20 years the same level of electricity would be used as today even with demand increasing by 20 percent.

News Release | Arizona PIRG Education Fund | Safe Energy

Arizona Public Service (APS) Customers ask for Increased Energy Efficiency – Cleanest and Cheapest Energy Resource

Today, the Arizona Corporation Commission heard public comments from Arizona Public Service (APS) customers at public meeting on a proposed rate increase for APS.  Most customers indicated strong support for increasing energy efficiency measures, even if meant an increase in electric rates.

News Release | Arizona PIRG | Higher Ed

Administration's Education Plan Would Put College Within Reach for More Arizona Students

Today, the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (Arizona PIRG) released a new report documenting how President Obama’s budget proposal makes a significant reinvestment in the Pell Grant program by cutting excessive lender subsidies from the student loan programs and redirecting that money to student aid.

News Release | Arizona PIRG | Financial Reform

NEW CREDIT SAFETY AGENCY PROPOSED FOR CONSUMERS

More than fifty diverse organizations, including the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (Arizona PIRG), supported legislation introduced today by key Members of Congress to create a new federal agency to ensure the safety, fairness and sustainability of credit and payment products. 

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