Financial Reform

Report | Good Jobs First | Budget, Financial Reform, Tax

Show Us the Stimulus (Again)

A report released today shows that many states are making dramatic improvements in websites designed to disseminate information about their share of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), while others have failed to make vital information available.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Democracy, Financial Reform

Citizens United Opinion Unleashes Flood of Corporate Money in Campaigns

Today’s Supreme Court decision in Citizen’s United vs. Federal Election Commission has blown open the gates, in place for decades, that kept the most powerful corporations constrained in election financing.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Financial Reform

President Obama’s “Crisis Fee”: Good First Step, But Banks Owe Much More

MASSPIRG is calling the “Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee” announced by President Barack Obama yesterday a good first step toward paying taxpayers back for the money they lent out to boost the banks, and, thus, the economy.

Massachusetts Stimulus Website

hree watchdog groups released their findings about the strengths and weaknesses of the state’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act website – www.Ma.gov/recovery .

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.

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.

Report | McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies | Budget, Financial Reform, Tax

Report of the Quasi-Public Authority Compensation Review Commission

New report calls for improved transparency in Quasi-Public Authorities

News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection, Financial Reform

Congress Saved Wall Street a Year Ago; Time to Save the Rest of Us

One year ago this week, in the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Bush administration and Congress began massive taxpayer-backed efforts to save Wall Street.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection, Financial Reform

Senate passes the Credit CARD Act

MASSPIRG commends the Senate on overwhelming passage of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act, S 414, as introduced by Senator Chris Dodd, Chair of the Senate Banking Committee.

Report | MASSPIRG | Budget, Financial Reform, Tax

Tax Shell Game

Many of the largest corporations in our country hide profits made in the United States in offshore shell companies and sham headquarters in order to avoid paying billions in federal taxes.

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