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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.

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.

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.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Massachusetts Received an “F” in New Report on Transparency of Government Spending

Massachusetts received an “F” for “incomplete” when it came to openness about government spending, according to MASSPIRG in a new state by state report, "FOLLOWING THE MONEY: How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data," released today.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Government Accountability Reforms Pending in Senate

MASSPIRG urges the Massachusetts senate to adopt two critical government transparency reforms, Amendment #’s 74 and 69 in the Economic Development Bill, S2345, currently before the Senate.

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