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Media Hit | Higher Ed

The New Student Battle Cry: Don't Double My Rate!

The media and the country are just waking up to the alarming fact that unless Congress acts by July 1, the interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Congress must not let that happen.

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Blog Post | Democracy

Who Owns Big Oil? We do! | Bruce Speight

The American Petroleum Institute has a new public image campaign- www.whoownsbigoil.org The purpose of this website, presumably, is to convince us that if we raise taxes on hugely profitable corporations we will only be hurting ourselves. Why? Because we are all shareholders of those corporations and when they are taxed we suffer.

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Media Hit | Tax

Bruce Speight - La Crosse Tribune Op:ed: Tax code leaves us picking up the tab

This week, hard-working people and small business owners in La Crosse and all around the country will file their tax returns. Many would be shocked to hear about an invisible tax burden put on them this year by some of the largest, most profitable corporations.

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News Release | WISPIRG | Tax

Congresswoman Moore Statement on Offshore Tax Havens

Congresswoman Moore Statement on Offshore Tax Havens and WISPIRG "Picking Up the Tab" Report.

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News Release | WISPIRG | Budget

Wisconsin State Expenditures Not Online, Not Transparent

Wisconsin is falling behind other states in providing state taxpayers online information about the state budget and state spending, according to a new report released today by WISPIRG.  While Wisconsin has taken some initial steps to provide transparency, the state is far behind others, including Illinois and Minnesota, in giving taxpayers detailed information online

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News Release | WISPIRG | Transportation

New Report: High-Speed Rail "Part of the Solution"

A new report puts clear numbers and a clear vision on how high-speed rail will boost the Wisconsin and Midwest economy, reduce highway and airport congestion, reduce dependence on oil, and protect the environment.

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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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