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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 | 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.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Groups call for Transparency and Accountability of Corporate Tax Breaks

Local, state and national groups call for greater accountability and transparency of corporate tax breaks at a State House hearing.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Safe Energy

Nuclear Power: Not Worth the Risk

A new report released today by the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) documents a history of safety problems at nuclear reactors in the United States. These incidents – like the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan – illustrate that nuclear power carries with it risks that are simply not worth taking.

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