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Product Recalls

Six federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create Recalls.gov— a "one-stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls. Check out the site to get the most up to date information about unsafe, hazardous or defective products including food, medicine, consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, cosmetics and environmental products.

Resource | Solid Waste

Town of Sturbridge Informational Meeting on health concerns about the Southbridge Landfill

Please join the Sturbridge Board of Health for a public citizen forum regarding the danger the Southbridge Landfill and its proposed expansion pose to the tri-community area.

2011-12 Legislative Scorecard

At the end of each 2-year legislative session, MASSPIRG grades state legislators' votes on key public interest issues.

Resource | Tax

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.

 

 

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