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Media Hit | Tax

OSPIRG Examines Tax Credits, Sees Little Benefit

Approving tax credits is a little bit like continuing to drink after you know you've had enough—it seems like a good idea at the time but can be hard to justify in the cold light of sobriety.

Media Hit | Tax

Group Wants More Details In Tax Data

An Oregon consumer group says that data on the state’s corporate tax subsidies needs to be more detailed to demonstrate the public good.

Media Hit | Tax

Group says Corporate Tax Subsidies Need Justification

A new report released today by OSPIRG says more needs to be done to prove that corporate tax subsidies provide enough value to the public.

Media Hit | Health Care

State of the rates

As any small business or individual who pays for health insurance can tell you, it hasn't been easy. Far from it, what with 20 percent rate hikes and a terrible economy.

But thanks to new rules to crack down on excessive health insurance rate hikes – and the greater scrutiny that has followed – consumers have reason for cautious optimism.

Media Hit | Food

Should Government Subsidize Crops Used in Junk Food?

As the obesity epidemic continues, consumer advocates at PIRG are asking whether Washington should subsidize crops used to make junk food.

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