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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection, Financial Reform

Bay Staters Send Message to Senator Brown

To show the continued momentum on Main Street for financial reform, advocates from the Massachusetts delegation of Americans for Financial Reform delivered 4,000 petitions to Senator Scott Brown, urging him to once again vote with Main Street and pass Wall Street reform Legislation.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Senate Hits One Out of the Park for Transparency

Transparency advocates praised last night’s vote by the Massachusetts Senate approving two reforms which will set a new standard for government transparency and accountability.

Senate Votes Down Broad Attack on State Enforcement of Wall Street Reforms

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted down a broad crippling amendment offered by Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) to the Wall Street Reform bill.

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.

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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