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CoPIRG Applauds House Voting Down Farm Bill

CoPIRG applauds Representatives Coffman, DeGette, Lamborn, Polis, and Perlmutter in voting down the Farm Bill.  CoPIRG opposes the House Farm Bill for locking in their unjustified corporate handouts for the next five years.

News Release | CoPIRG | Tax

House Narrowly Rejects Measure to Limit Subsidies for Largest Agribusinesses

The House rejected even modest amendments to reduce subsidies for the most profitable agribusinesses. The Kind-Petri amendment, which would have cut off certain subsidies for agribusinesses with high incomes, failed with a narrow 208-217 vote.

News Release | CoPIRG | Higher Ed

Interest Rates for 154,128 Student Loan Borrowers in Colorado Set to Double on July 1

According to an issue brief released today by CoPIRG, the upcoming increase in student loan interest rates would hike the cost of Colorado students’ loans by $141 million. That translates into a $915 increase in debt per student, per loan.

News Release | CoPIRG | Transportation

New Report: Reduction in Driving Likely to Continue, Driving Boom Over

As the average number of miles driven by Americans heads into its eighth year of decline, a new report from the CoPIRG Foundation finds that the slowdown in driving is likely to continue. Baby Boomers are moving out of the phase in their life when they do the most commuting, while driving-averse Millennials move into that phase. These demographic changes will likely keep driving down for decades, according to the report.

News Release | CoPIRG | Tax

Offshore Tax Havens Cost Average Colorado Taxpayer $1,183 a Year

With Tax Day approaching, CoPIRG was joined today by Zach Hepner, owner of Velosoul Bikes and Marlene Nuechterlien owner of Caboodle Gifts to release a new study which revealed that the average Colorado taxpayer in 2012 would have to shoulder an extra $1,183 in taxes to make up for the revenue lost due to the use of offshore tax havens by corporations and wealthy individuals and the average small business would need to shoulder $2,957.

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