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News Release | WISPIRG Foundation | Tax

Offshore Tax Havens Cost Average Wisconsin Taxpayers $372 a Year, Each Wisconsin Small Business $2,165, New Study Finds

With tax day approaching, a new study released by WISPIRG found that the average Wisconsin taxpayer in 2011 would have to shoulder an extra $372 tax burden to make up for revenue lost from corporations and wealthy individuals shifting income to offshore tax havens. The report additionally found that the average additional tax burden shouldered by Wisconsin small businesses added up to $2,165 due to the “offshoring” of profits by large corporations.

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Media Hit | Transportation

Report Shows Driving Down In Wisconsin

Since the year 2000, Wisconsin has seen a 2% increase in those without a driver's license under age 30. (from 14 to 16 percent) A new report questions whether transportation spending is out of step with how people--especially younger ones-- are getting around.

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Media Hit | Transportation

More Students Taking the Bus

Are college kids giving up on the car? A new report shows Americans are driving less, and young people are turning more to public transportation – for perhaps obvious reasons.

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Media Hit | Transportation

Report: Young People Taking Bus More, Driving Less

Young people between the ages of 16 and 34 are driving less and riding buses more, especially in the Madison area, according a report released Thursday from the WISPIRG Foundation and the Frontier Group.

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Report | WISPIRG Foundation | Transportation

Transportation and the New Generation

A new report released today by the WISPIRG Foundation and the Frontier Group demonstrates that Wisconsinites, like drivers across the country, have been driving less since the middle of the last decade. The report, Transportation and the New Generation: Why Young People are Driving Less and What it Means for Transportation Policy, shows that young people in particular are decreasing the amount they drive and increasing their use of transportation alternatives.

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News Release | WISPIRG | Consumer Protection

Egg Recalls Reveal Scrambled Food Safety System

Last month’s nationwide recall of half a billion eggs was just one of more than 85 recalls involving 153 food companies since July 2009.  During this time, the U.S. Senate has failed to pass needed protections, according to Recipe for Disaster, a Study released today by WISPIRG, the Consumer Federation of America, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

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News Release | WISPIRG | Democracy

Senate Must Not Block Disclosure of Special Interest Campaign Contributions

Statement of WISPIRG’s Johanna Lathrop on today’s cloture vote on the DISCLOSE Act (S. 3628) legislation that responds to the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizen’s United vs. FEC earlier this year,  which allowed corporations to spend unlimited amounts of campaign money to support or oppose candidates.

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News Release | WISPIRG | Health Care

Wisconsin the focus for next stage of health reform

The new federal health care reform law puts state leaders in the driver’s seat, according to a new report by the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG).

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News Release | WISPIRG | Democracy

The DISCLOSE Act is a Critical First Step to Prevent a Corporate Takeover of Democracy

Thursday saw the introduction of the long-awaited Schumer-Van Hollen legislative reaction to the Supreme Court’s disastrous ruling in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission.

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News Release | WISPIRG | Transportation

New Report: Misplaced Highway Spending the Blame for Crumbling Roads and Bridges

A new report released today strongly criticized politicians and policies that favor building new roadways while neglecting existing bridges and roads.

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