Campaign for Budget Transparency Updates

Report | MASSPIRG Education Fund | Tax

Following the Money 2016

 

State governments spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year through contracts for goods and services, subsidies to encourage economic development, and other expenditures. Public accountability helps ensure that state funds are spent as wisely as possible.

Senate to vote on improved access to Public Records

By | Deirdre Cummings
Legislative Director

MA Senate to vote on critical reforms to state public records law. Read my letter to the senate on important amendments to strenghten law and amendments which would weaken or gut the law.

MA Senate Votes Unanimously for Govt. Transparency Reform

By | Deirdre Cummings
Legislative Director

Senate Passes Strong Government Transparency Bill - 35-0.

MASSPIRG Praises Senate Action on Government Transparency

By | Deirdre Cummings
Legislative Director

Senate committee passes critically important reforms to our broken public records law.

Report | MASSPIRG EDUCATION FUND | Budget, Tax

Following the Money 2015: How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data

Every year, state governments spend hundreds of billions of dollars through contracts for goods and services, subsidies to encourage economic development, and other expenditures. Accountability and public scrutiny are necessary to ensure that the public can trust that state funds are spent as well as possible.

News Release | MASSPIRG EDUCATION FUND | Budget, Tax

Massachusetts Receives "A" in Annual Report on Transparency of Government Spending

Massachusetts received an ‘A’ when it comes to government spending transparency.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Financial Reform

Statement of MASSPIRG Executive Director Janet Domenitz Opposing “CRomnibus” Appropriations "Rider" to Repeal the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

We join others, including Americans for Financial Reform and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, in condemning this backdoor, backroom appropriations "rider" to weaken the Wall Street reform law's protections for taxpayers and Main Street from the risky derivatives swaps that led to the 2008 financial collapse and recession.

When a company must pay a penalty for wrongdoing, should the public also shoulder a hidden subsidy for the corporation? Four factors are bringing this issue to a head.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Groups call for Transparency and Accountability of Corporate Tax Breaks

MASSPIRG calls on State House Committee to make corporate tax breaks more transparent and accountable.

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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