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June 14, 2022
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is seeking public input on how bank customers can assert their rights to better customer service with big banks. A 2010 federal law specifies that consumers have rights to obtain timely responses to requests for information about their accounts from
June 13, 2022
Attorney General Josh Shapiro has announced his office released a new consumer guide outlining the legal rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords in Pennsylvania. The Office of Attorney General prepared the Consumer Guide to Tenant and Landlord Rights to ensure every Pennsylvania
June 13, 2022
Officials from the Pennsylvania departments of Transportation (PennDOT) and Human Services (DHS) today urged Pennsylvanians to use Find My Ride (FMR) to learn about public transit options and apply for transportation assistance programs. The participants underscored transit’s critical role in
June 9, 2022
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has launched an inquiry into practices and financial products that may leave employees indebted to their employers. In today’s Request for Information, the CFPB seeks data about, and worker experiences with, these emerging practices and financial
June 3, 2022
The National Consumer Law Center and the Center for Responsible Lending are co-hosting a free webinar entitled Working Twice As Hard To Get Half As Far: The Impact of Student Loan Debt on Black Women on June 7, 2022 from 3:00 PM-4:30 PM Eastern. Our nation’s long-standing discriminatory and racist
June 2, 2022
Governor Tom Wolf announced today that more Pennsylvanians experiencing food insecurity are now eligible for support from Pennsylvania’s network of food banks and pantries. Income eligibility for both the State Food Purchase Program (SFPP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), U.S
June 1, 2022
The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. (PLAN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jayme M. Cassidy, Esq., as the next Executive Director of the organization. The PLAN hiring committee conducted a comprehensive nationwide search and rigorous selection process, which
June 1, 2022
To boost its workforce and better help taxpayers and businesses, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that it's looking to hire over 4,000 contact representative positions at several IRS offices nationwide this summer. A contact representative provides administrative and technical assistance

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