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News Release | MASSPIRG | Democracy

Voting rights supporters flock to the State House for The Election Modernization Coalition’s Election Day Registration Lobby Day (EDR)

BOSTON, MA – Voting rights activists from around the Commonwealth gathered at the State House to voice their support at the Election Modernization Coalition’s Election Day Registration lobby day on Wednesday June 5th.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Transportation

Massachusetts rates in top seven states on Volkswagen settlement spending plan

When it comes to clean transportation, Massachusetts ranked in the top seven states for making the most of funds from Volkswagen’s nearly $3 billion settlement with federal authorities, according to a new report card from MASSPIRG Education Fund and Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget

MASSPIRG Backs New Measure to Close Offshore Tax Loopholes

BOSTON -- Too many corporations dodge both state and federal taxes by shifting U.S. earnings to subsidiaries in offshore tax havens. However, a bill introduced on Beacon Hill could help the state recoup $699 million dollars even without further reforms from Congress. The bill, HD 1089, An Act relative to tax havens and complete reporting, filed by Representative Josh Cutler (Duxbury), would move the state to a “Complete Reporting” system, eliminating loopholes that allow companies to book profits made in the state offshore.

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