A coalition that includes environmentalists, consumer advocates, and municipal officials is making another push in Massachusetts to update the bottle deposit law.
Three decades after Massachusetts voters approved a nickel deposit on cans and bottles of soda and beer, a question may appear on the 2014 ballot to include bottled water, teas, and sports drinks in the beverage deposit law. Secretary of State Bill Galvin has certified the possible ballot question received more than the nearly 69,000 valid signatures required.
A new report from the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group highlighting the decline in the average number of miles driven by the average American is supporting the call for investments in public education in the commonwealth.
The report released by the MASSPIRG Education Fund titled “A New Direction: Our Changing Relationship with Driving and the Implications for America’s Future” says that on average, the amount of miles driven by Americans has been on the decline for the past eight years.
The United States Public Interest Research Group has released its 27th annual report detailing unsafe toys and how parents can protect their children from dangerous products on store shelves. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…
Yesterday, the US PIRG Education Fund Released the 27th annual Trouble in Toyland Report. Across the country, coordinators discussed the report, shared safety guidelines for consumers purchasing toys for young children and provided examples of toys on store shelves that could present safety hazards.
Legislation to expand the 30 year old bottle deposit law in Massachusetts to include noncarbonated beverages won’t make it to the desk of Governor Deval Patrick this year.. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Auto insurance rates in Massachusetts are climbing higher. Drivers are starting to see their premiums go up four years after rates dropped when the state partially de-regulated the auto insurance business. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Many of the largest auto insurance companies doing business in Massachusetts have raised rates in each of the last two years. The insurers are faced with rising costs for claims from car crashes, thefts and injuries, according to James Harrington, of the Massachusetts Insurance Federation.