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Several fidget spinners were tested for lead content by a CPSC-accredited laboratory. The fidget spinners were analyzed in accordance with CPSC-CH-E1001-8.3 using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS). The toys that tested for high levels of lead were then re-tested a second time to confirm the results. The results of the second test are included in this report.

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Taking legal action against a business or a service for consumer protection violations may be a long and costly process. Mediation provides a voluntary, informal channel of resolving disputes to reach a mutually agreeable settlement.

How To Fix A Credit Reporting Error

Credit reports contain information on each consumer’s credit history. Since lenders use your credit report to decide whether or not to advance credit to you, it is important for you to make sure that your credit report is accurate.

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Testimony to close off shore tax haven in MA

MASSPIRG Testimony in support of An Act closing a corporate tax haven loophole, HB 2477 and SB 1524 to reduce tax avoidance through the use of offshore tax havens saving Massachusetts taxpayers  $79 million a year while making the tax code fairer for ordinary taxpayers and small businesses.

An Act closing a corporate tax haven loophole, HB 2477 and SB 1524 was filed by Representative Josh Cutler (Duxbury) and Senator Mark Montigny (Montigny)  and cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 57 lawmakers.  The bill, already a law in place in Oregon and Montana, also known as the “water’s edge” loophole would require that companies treat profits made in Massachusetts and funneled to known tax havens like the Cayman Islands as domestic taxable income. Making this change to the tax code would save Massachusetts taxpayers $79 million a year.

 

 

Resource | Budget

Following the Money 2016 Factsheet

 

How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data 

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