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News Release | MASSPIRG | Solid Waste

Coalition Lauds Proposal to Increase Bottle Bill Handling Fee

We applaud EOEEA Secretary Rick Sullivan’s proposed regulations to increase the bottle bill handling fee. Bottle redemption centers, small, family-owned businesses that are a key part of making the bottle bill work, haven’t had a raise in the 2.25 cent handling fee for over 20 years.

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Media Hit | Tax

Look offshore to avert the fiscal cliff

There are better ways to use $150 billion than having it sit in a P.O. box in the Caymans. With the fiscal cliff on the horizon, closing offshore tax loopholes should be an obvious first step to solving our budget woes.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

First Step to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff: Close Offshore Tax Loopholes

With Congress scrambling to agree on ways to reduce the deficit, MASSPIRG joined with business, legislative and community leaders today to point out a clear first step to avoid the “fiscal cliff”: closing offshore tax loopholes. Many of America’s largest corporations and wealthiest individuals use accounting gimmicks to shift profits made in America to offshore tax havens, where they pay little to no taxes.  This kind of tax avoidance costs the federal government $150 billion in tax revenue each year.

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Media Hit | Financial Reform

Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts will get seat on Senate Banking Committee

Deirdre Cummings, legislative director for MASSPIRG, a consumer advocacy group, said the appointment will be “good news for consumers.” “She has a demonstrated track record of standing up for the average consumer and working to ensure that they have some financial security, that they have an understanding of the financial products,” Cummings said.

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Media Hit | Financial Reform

Warren Already at the Center of a D.C. Battle

“The companies responsible for the 2008 financial collapse — the Wall Street banks, the Chamber of Commerce and others — are trying to keep one of the architects of Wall Street reform off the Senate Banking Committee,” said Ed Mierzwinski, a consumer advocate in the national office of MASSPIRG.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Consumer Group Praises House’s Introduction of Strong Health Care Reform Bill

MASSPIRG welcomed the release today of the U.S. House’s final draft of its health care reform bill.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Gaps in Medical Research Result in Poorer Care and Higher Costs

If you are a consumer and you want to buy a blender or a new car, there are dozens of research studies available comparing cost, effectiveness, reliability, and durability.

But if you are a doctor dealing with your patient’s high blood pressure, hearing loss, depression or prostate cancer, you have few places – and in some case, nowhere – to turn.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Conference Committee Fails to Include New Transparency Measures in Final Budget

Legislative conference committee failed to include the adoption of a fully transparent, easy to use, comprehensive state budget website in their final budget.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Health Reform Could Mean Jobs, Economic Growth in Massachusetts

Health care reform means more than health care - it could mean more jobs and stronger economic growth here in Massachusetts.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

New Report Shows How Much Health Insurers Actually Spend on Care

With Americans increasingly concerned about rising health care costs, MASSPIRG Education Fund today released a report finding that health insurers can cut overhead and increase patient care. 

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