Consumer Tips

How to minimize food waste this 4th of July

By | Danielle Melgar
Food & Agriculture Advocate

Planning ahead and getting creative with leftovers reduces food waste for a fun, sustainable celebration.

How to make sure your credit reports don’t include paid medical debt

By | Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

Medical debt, even when it is paid off, remained on credit reports for up to seven years. That's about to change. Here's how to make sure paid medical debt doesn't lower your credit score.

How discounts and incentives for electric vehicles should be improved

By | Mike Litt
Director, Consumer Campaign

Our Consumer Campaign Director was invited to speak at the Consumer Federation of America’s (CFA) 56th Annual Consumer Assembly on a panel about consumer protections and climate change.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has issued an executive order that prohibits infant formula from being sold at illegally high prices that indicate price gouging. 

News Release | CoPIRG | Consumer Tips

Colorado aligns state surprise billing laws with federal protections

Surprise medical billing was so rampant, that up to 1 in 5 Americans who had surgery or visited an emergency room received them. Now both state and federal laws are in place to protect people against this practice, and HB22-1284 clarifies and aligns those laws for maximum protection for Colorado residents. 

TOWING KICKBACKS: ONLY ONE-THIRD OF STATES BAN INCENTIVES TO PROPERTY OWNERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT

By Jacob van Cleef and Teresa Murray/ Consumer Watchdog team
April 27, 2022


Driving is a staple of American living. In 2020, there were more than 275 million registered vehicles in the United States. An issue that many drivers face or may be worried about is having their vehicle towed. If you ask around in your small circle, someone inevitably has a towing story.

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