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"MCCUTCHEON" COULD ADD OVER $1 BILLION IN CONTRIBUTIONS TO NEXT FOUR ELECTIONS

We project that striking the aggregate contribution limit would bring more than $1 billion in additional campaign contributions from elite donors through the 2020 election cycle.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Democracy

TODAY SUPREME COURT RULED FOR ANOTHER FLOOD OF BIG MONEY

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in McCutcheon v. FEC to strike down overall, or aggregate, contribution limits to candidates and political committees. MASSPIRG research found that this ruling could bring $1 billion in additional campaign contributions from fewer than 2,800 elite donors through the 2020 election cycle.

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Blog Post | Transportation

Night Owl Service -- Let's Use It So We Don't Lose It | Kirstie Pecci

The MBTA is beginning a one-year pilot program tonight that will run the subway and key bus routes for an additional hour and a half on Friday and Saturday nights. As with any pilot program, however, if we don't use it, we're going to lose it.

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Report | MASSPIRG Education Fund | Transportation

Keeping On Track

This is the first of a series of regular progress report issued by Transportation for Massachusetts, Conservation Law Foundation and MASSPIRG to evaluate the health of the Commonwealth's transportation system and the implementation of the Transportation Finance Act. Clearly, available funds cannot meet all of the state's pressing transportation needs.

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News Release | MASSPIRG Education Fund | Transportation

Keeping On Track -- Progress of Funding and Reforming Transportation in Massachusetts

Progress report shows good amount of transportation finance law has been implemented in first seven months but the amount of funding still insufficient to meet all of state's transportation needs.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

MASSPIRG urges you to vote No on Ballot Questions 1 and 3

On November 2, voters will cast ballots on two initiative petitions on taxes. We urge you to vote No on both questions.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

Egg Recalls Reveal Scrambled Food Safety System

In just over a year, there have been 85 recalls of food in the United States, including last month’s nationwide recall of half a billion eggs from two Iowa egg farms.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

MASSPIRG praises Governor Deval Patrick’s veto of anti consumer provision

Governor Patrick stands up for consumers.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

Warehouse Clubs' "Guess the Price" Bill on Governor's Desk

Tucked away as inconspicuous amendments to the economic development bill now on the Governor’s desk are several provisions that will strip warehouse club shoppers of their basic rights to price disclosure and protection from scanner overcharges, according to consumer groups.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

Consumer Groups Urge Lawmakers to Keep Price Disclosure Law Intact

Consumer groups urged state lawmakers to reject a special interest loophole that would exempt warehouse clubs from any state oversight and requirements for price disclosure and sign accuracy in their grocery departments.

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