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News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

House Approves Tax Subsidy Transparency and Accountability Reform

In the first day of the FY2012 state budget debate, the House adopted reforms to improve the transparency and accountability of tax subsidies.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

House Votes to Repeal Law Aimed at Lowering Health Care Costs

MASSPIRG's Legislative Director urges the Senate to prevent the repeal of this important tool to drive down health care costs.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Health Care

House votes to repeal law aimed at lowering health care costs

By a vote of 128-22 on April 27, 2011, the House sided with the Rx drug industry as they voted to repeal the Rx Gift Ban, a critical consumer protection law aimed at driving downing spiraling health care costs.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Off-Shore Tax Havens Cost MA Taxpayers $608 a Year

Major corporations avoid a total of as much as $100 billion a year in federal taxes by “off-shoring” their US profits. Massachusetts taxpayers are left footing the bill.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

New Survey Shows Banks Still Hiding Fees from Consumers

A survey of more than 350 bank branches released today by the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG), revealed that fewer than half of branches obeyed their legal duty to fully disclose fees to prospective customers, while one in four provided no fee information at all.

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