Category: Other Consumer Issues

MO: Right to sue!

Missourians deserve the right to sue deceitful businesses. Some MO Senators disagree. Call yours today and tell them that consumer protection is important to you! www.stlamerican.com/business/business_opinion/missouri-consumer-protection-law-is-under-attack/article_0d0f8648-ee57-11e6-b49b-9b4e026b819f.html ...

MO Consumer Law is UNDER ATTACK

Call your Missouri State Senator today and tell them that you want your consumer rights protected. http://www.stltoday.com/business/columns/jim-gallagher/missouri-consumer-law-is-under-attack/article_100a4d4e-1b02-51c3-b294-ddda4f224c9b.html ...

MO Consumer Protection Law is Under Attack!

Under consideration in the MO Senate: An Attack on MO Consumer Protection Law. Join advocates Consumers Council of Missouri in calling / emailing your legislator today! http://www.stlamerican.com/news/columnists/guest_columnists/missouri-consumer-protection-law-is-under-attack/article_07f56fd0-e725-11e6-99a8-ef49a18df41c.html?utm_medium=social ...

ACA Deadline Coming!

The Trump administration has canceled all government-sponsored outreach advertising, email reminders, phone calls and other promotion related to ACA open enrollment deadline.   But ACA remains the law of the land, requiring most people to have health insurance and providing subsidies for 2017 health plans.   Help us get the word out in these last few days of Open Enrollment 2017 to reach consumers and provide in-person help is more important now than ever! ...

No subsidies for Doe Run!

Tell the MO Senate that you don't want to subsidize utility rates for Doe Run. http://www.stlamerican.com/news/local_news/missourians-face-major-hikes-to-utility-bills/article_2cbff592-e405-11e6-9d4f-772bea309a9c.html ...

MO Office of Public Council Stands Up for Consumers

Missouri's James Owen of the Office of Public Council is courageously fighting on behalf of consumers, challenging the Public Service Commission and their to weaken the current ex parte rules. Thank you, James Owen, for standing up for consumers. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/tony-messenger/messenger-greitens-first-two-orders-collide-as-utilities-seek-weakened/article_8f13735a-13c0-5143-8cec-8c43a4f57b0c.html ...

Federal Antitrust trial over Anthem-Cigna merger begins

Today marked the first day of the federal trial over the proposed Anthem-Cigna merger which would create the nation's largest health insurance company. Government antitrust lawyers are attempting to block this $48 billion deal which threatens to reshape the U.S. market for health coverage. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/11/21/antitrust-trial-over-aetna-cigna-merger-begins/94222422/ ...

Race continues to be a factor in St. Louis area mortgage lending

Race continues to be a factor in St. Louis area mortgage lending

A report released by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition found that the racial composition of St. Louis neighborhoods is a defining trait for the probability of receiving a mortgage loan. Its report also examines how the lack of banking institutions in predominantly black neighborhoods perpetuates the problem. http://m.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2016/07/19/black-st-louis-neighborhoods-cut-off-from-mortgage-lending-banks-report-finds ...

2015 Alberta Slavin Consumer Award

Consumers Council of Missouri presented the 2015 Alberta Slavin Award to Senator Claire McCaskill for her efforts in the U.S. Senate to pass the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Rental Car Safety Act in the omnibus transportation bill that passed Congress in December and that President Obama signed into law.  The law prohibits nearly all rental car companies, including many car dealers, from renting, loaning or selling recalled vehicles until the safety defects have been repaired.  Pre ...

U.S. Senate Passes Rental Car Safety Bill

Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, July 30, 2015 Today the U.S. Senate voted to enact the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act, as part of the DRIVE Act, which will provide long-term funding for transportation projects across the nation. The rental car provision was the only part of the bill relating to safety that both sides of the aisle agreed on.  The Safe Rental Car Act (S 1173) was included in the bill that Senator John Thune (R-SD) proposed and was a ...

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