Short memory? Less than 10 years after the “great recession” on 2008 and just 7 years after the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act established consumer protections against unregulated spending and risky investing, the Republican-lead congress is considering rolling back consumer protections. Peter Skopec from WISPIRG discusses the “Financial Choice Act”, and its […]
Last week, President Trump began the process of gutting the Dodd-Frank bill, established after the Wall Street economic crash of 2008 with the aim to protect consumers and regulate Wall Street. Peter Skopec, Director of the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG) talks with Jan Miyasaki about how new regulations will affect consumer protection measures.
A federal watch-dog agency proposed new rules Thursday designed to rein in predatory lending. But will they make it harder for millions to access credit in a pinch? Darien Lamen reports.
With tomorrow’s 6th anniversary of the Supreme Court “Citizens United” case, which opened the floodgates outside money to stream into political contests, WISPIRG, Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group, is planning a “Public Telling” at the Wisconsin State Capitol Building. WISPIRG’s goals include democracy for the people, reduced use of antibiotics in our food supply, consumer […]
It’s been five years since the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling. Peter Skopec, leader of the Reclaiming Our Democracy campaign at WISPIRG, joins Buzz host Jan Miyasaki to discuss the impact of the ruling, particularly on the 2014 congressional election here in Wisconsin.
Millions logged onto healthcare.gov on Tuesday and attempted to sign up for health insurance. But those seeking health care face more than an overwhelmed website.