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Insurers pared from Colorado Health Benefit Exchange Board

Gov. John Hickenlooper did not reappoint two of the three insurance-industry executives serving on the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange board, announcing Friday that he had replaced them with non-industry members after a group of patient-advocate organizations campaigned for him to remove the influence of insurers from the board.

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Report | CoPIRG | Tax

Five Ways the Farm Bill Brings Home the Bacon for Big Ag

CoPIRG opposes the House Farm Bill (H.R. 1947) because it keeps the gravy train flowing for big agribusiness, locking in their unjustified corporate handouts for the next five years. Here's five ways the Farm Bill brings home the bacon for Big Ag.

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News Release | CoPIRG | Tax

CoPIRG Applauds House Voting Down Farm Bill

CoPIRG applauds Representatives Coffman, DeGette, Lamborn, Polis, and Perlmutter in voting down the Farm Bill.  CoPIRG opposes the House Farm Bill for locking in their unjustified corporate handouts for the next five years.

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News Release | CoPIRG | Tax

House Narrowly Rejects Measure to Limit Subsidies for Largest Agribusinesses

The House rejected even modest amendments to reduce subsidies for the most profitable agribusinesses. The Kind-Petri amendment, which would have cut off certain subsidies for agribusinesses with high incomes, failed with a narrow 208-217 vote.

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News Release | CoPIRG | Higher Ed

Interest Rates for 154,128 Student Loan Borrowers in Colorado Set to Double on July 1

According to an issue brief released today by CoPIRG, the upcoming increase in student loan interest rates would hike the cost of Colorado students’ loans by $141 million. That translates into a $915 increase in debt per student, per loan.

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News Release | CoPIRG | Transportation

Youth Drive Trend Away From Cars

A new report released today by the CoPIRG Foundation demonstrates that Coloradans and Americans have been driving less since the middle of last decade. The report, Transportation and the New Generation: Why Young People are Driving Less and What it Means for Transportation Policy, shows that young people in particular are decreasing the amount they drive and increasing their use of transportation alternatives.

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News Release | CoPIRG | Tax

Colorado Receives a “C-” in Annual Report on Transparency of Government Spending

Colorado received a “C-” when it comes to government spending transparency, according to Following the Money 2012: How the States Rank on Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data, the third annual report of its kind by the Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG). 

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Colorado lawmaker proposes BPA ban

There are big concerns about the chemical Biphenol-A, better known as BPA. Now some Colorado lawmakers want to rid our state of that chemical.

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Listeria outbreak highlights oversight limitations

The Listeria contamination traced to a Colorado cantaloupe farm was the worst foodborne illness outbreak in nearly a century, and yet the Food and Drug Administration is still struggling to get a handle on how to prevent another outbreak while Congress keeps cutting the agency’s funding.

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News Release | CoPIRG | Tax

"Dirty Thirty" Revealed

Thirty Fortune 500 Companies Paid More to Lobby Congress than they Did in Federal Income Taxes, CoPIRG Study Shows

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