PIRG in the News

Media Hit | New Voters Project

UMass students jam Amherst precincts, many voting for first time

More than 1,100 UMass students had turned out to cast ballots by 3 p.m. in precincts 4 and 10, said Lucas Gutterman of MassPIRG. 

Media Hit | New Voters Project

MASSPIRG new voters project

University of Massachusetts students looking to step up to the ballot box for the first time will have the help of MASSPIRG’s New Voters Project.

Media Hit | Waste

Senate OK of bottle bill is step in right direction

Robert Hedlund, Republican of Weymouth, deserves our hearty thanks for finally getting a vote on the updated bottle bill in the Massachusetts Senate (“Bottle bill gains OK in Mass. Senate,” Metro, July 21). It has been stalled in the Legislature for 14 years despite widespread support.

Media Hit | Waste

Southbridge landfill foes say delay in environmental master plan is costly

SOUTHBRIDGE —  State environmentalists, who have aligned with local opponents of the landfill here, took aim Thursday at the state's master plan for reducing solid waste. They say it's two years delayed. 

State Senate OK’s price scanner bill

With just two senators present, the state Senate approved a bill Monday morning that food stores in Massachusetts have been pushing unsuccessfully for a decade.

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