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News Release | MASSPIRG EDUCATION FUND | Tax

Study: 70% of Fortune 500 Companies Used Tax Havens in 2013

Tax loopholes encouraged more than 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies – including some companies headquartered in Massachusetts – to maintain subsidiaries in offshore tax havens as of 2013, according to “Offshore Shell Games,” released today by MASSPIRG Education Fund and Citizens for Tax Justice.

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Report | MASSPIRG EDUCATION FUND | Tax

Offshore Shell Games

Tax loopholes encouraged more than 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies – including some companies headquartered in Massachusetts – to maintain subsidiaries in offshore tax havens. Collectively, the companies reported booking nearly $2 trillion offshore for tax purposes, with just 30 companies accounting for 62 percent of the total, or $1.2 trillion.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection, Food

Majority of State Legislators Support GMO Food Labeling

MASSPIRG and other consumer, community, farming and public health organizations working to pass a GMO food labeling law announced that a majority of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate have pledged their support for GMO food labeling legislation curerntly pending in the House. In total, 142 Massachusetts legislators – including 119 from the House of Representatives and 23 from the Senate – have signed on in support of GMO food labeling legislation. 

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News Release | MASSPIRG EDUCATION FUND | Consumer Protection

MASSPIRG Education Fund Announces New Resource: Top Ten Ways the CFPB Can Help You CFPB Has Already Returned $1.5 Billion To Consumers

MASSPIRG releases a new list of 10 resources available to consumers from the CFPB. 

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Blog Post | Democracy

Election Modernization Bill Passes in Massachusetts | Janet Domenitz

Online Voter Registration Brings Massachusetts into the 21st Century

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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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