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MASSPIRG: Bring Elections into 21st Century | Janet Domenitz

MASSPIRG supoprts crucial reforms to bring our democracy into the 21st century: online voter registration, pre-registration for 16- and 17-year-olds, and early voting.

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Media Hit | Budget

Report: Bay State website gets good transparency grade

Massachusetts ranked #2 in making state spending transparent.

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News Release | MASSPIRG Education Fund | Budget

MA Receives an “A-” in Annual Report on Transparency of Government Spending

 

“State governments across the country continue to be more transparent about where the money goes, extending checkbook-level disclosure of data on spending to contracting, tax subsidies, development incentives and other expenditures,” said Deirdre Cummings, Legislative Director of MASSPIRG. “Massachusetts’ spending website is one of the best in the country when it comes to making state spending transparent and accessible.”

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Report | MASSPIRG Education Fund | Budget

Following the Money 2013

Every year, state governments spend tens of billions of dollars through contracts with private entities for goods and services, subsidies to encourage economic development, grants, and other forms of spending. Accountability and public scrutiny are necessary to ensure that state funds are well spent.

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Blog Post | Solid Waste

Letter from Mayor Menino: Raise the Bottle Bill handling fee | Janet Domenitz

MASSPIRG is excited that Mayor Menino has put his support firmly behind raising the handling fee for redemption centers. Raising the fee will help locally owned redemption centers stay in business, and make it easier for Bay Staters to recycle.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection, Financial Reform

House Stands With Consumers Against Big Banks

The House of Representatives passed historic financial reform legislation on Friday. This reform is an important step towards protecting consumers and taxpayers from reckless financial practices.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection, Financial Reform

House Votes on Historic Wall Street Reforms

Boston, MA – MASSPIRG urged all members of the House of Representatives to oppose bank-backed efforts that would gut the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, the centerpiece of Wall Street reform efforts proposed by Congressman Barney Frank, which are expected for a vote on the House Floor tomorrow.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

MASSPIRG advocates closing student health care loophole, ensuring quality affordable insurance for Bay State students

Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) argued for quality and affordable student health insurance plans at a legislative hearing in Boston today.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

Washington, D.C.: MASSPIRG Applauds CBO Health Reform Report

Today’s CBO report is great news for health reform supporters.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

Parents Beware

Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America’s store shelves, MASSPIRG announced on Tuesday in its 24th annual Trouble in Toyland report.

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