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News Release | MASSPIRG EDUCATION FUND | Budget, Tax

MA Could Save $79 Million Curbing Offshore Tax Dodging

Massachusetts taxpayers could save $79 million from a simple reform to crack down on offshore tax dodging. MASSPIRG and small businesses owners call for reform.

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Report | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Closing the Billion Dollar Loophole

Massachusetts taxpayers could save $79 million from a simple reform to crack down on offshore tax dodging, according to a new report.

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Blog Post | Consumer Protection

Credit Reports Should Not be Used for Employment Decisions | Deirdre Cummings

MASSPIRG urges State House Committee to stop the practice of employers using faulty credit reports for employment decisions.

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Media Hit | Democracy

Support Legislation to Counteract Big Money in Politics

MASSPIRG calls for Citizens United reforms

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News Release | MASSPIRG Education Fund | Higher Ed

Survey Shows Students Opting out of Buying Textbooks

Textbooks prices have soared over the past decade and students are looking for a way out. Open source textbooks are an affordable alternative.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Report: MA’s Quasi-Public Agencies Lack Transparency

Massachusetts’ quasi-public agencies fail to disclose basic spending information online, despite the fact that their combined budgets represent 33% of additional government activity that is not included in the state budget or covered by the normal oversight process.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Democracy, Financial Reform

The DISCLOSE Act is a Critical First Step to Prevent a Corporate Takeover of Democracy

The DISCLOSE (Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections) Act includes a set of strong and necessary reforms which will help protect American elections from the flood of corporate money made legal in the January 21 Supreme Court ruling.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

House Adopts State Spending Website

Transparency advocates praised last night’s vote by the Massachusetts House of Representatives approving a new level of state budget transparency.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

Consumer Advocates Challenge Wal-Mart's Push for Bailout from State Pricing Laws

As a throng of Wal-Mart executives is set to descend on the State House today to convince legislators to bail them out of a law requiring most grocery items to have price stickers, consumer advocates reminded elected officials that consumer laws like item pricing protect every shopper in the Commonwealth at the checkout.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Massachusetts Taxpayers Footing a $100 Billion Bill for Tax Dodgers

While a lot of attention is given on Tax Day to how tax dollars are spent, MASSPIRG is instead focused on the revenue lost every year – $100 billion – thanks to loopholes, tax avoidance and tax cheats.

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Defend the CFPB

Tell your senators to oppose the “Financial CHOICE Act,” which would gut Wall Street reforms and destroy the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as we know it.

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