Loopholes shift burden onto taxpayers, CalPIRG report finds

The UC Berkeley chapter of CalPIRG held a tax day press conference Tuesday and addressed a recent report’s findings that state taxpayers would pay about $400 more in 2011 taxes if the burden of tax loopholes used by corporations and individuals who stash earnings overseas was divided evenly. Signs displayed by
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CALPIRG seeks to garner 60,000 signatures to ban plastic bags

Local politicians and environmental advocates joined the UC Berkeley chapter of CALPIRG on Upper Sproul Plaza Wednesday to speak about the importance of banning the distribution of single-use plastic bags in California. State Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and Berkeley City Councilmember Kriss Worthington joined CALPIRG members at a sparsely attended
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CALPIRG: A voice for the public

CALPIRG interns and volunteers have engaged thousands of students here at Cal this semester, from asking students to sign petitions to ban plastic bags, collecting donations for famine relief in Somalia, student pledges to reduce energy overuse, signatures to urge Congress to cut wasteful subsidies to big agribusiness or pledges
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Beware of CALPIRG’s con

Given Insight

Editor’s Note: This article was updated to reflect CalPIRG’s main office phone number. Last Monday, ghoulish gangs of trick-or-treaters swarmed the Berkeley streets, marching door to door in demand of candy. And while Halloween may be behind us, a week later, an even spookier sort of solicitors can still be
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