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Resource | Budget, Tax

Tax and Budget Platform

Public money should be spent for the most effective pursuit of clear public benefits or to encourage beneficial behaviors undervalued by the market. Taxes should be fair, reliable, transparent, and guided by policy goals rather than political deals. Budgeting should similarly be open, accountable, and follow long-term planning.

Resource | Public Health

What Stinks? Toxic Phthalates in your home

Industry information newly required by the State of Maine reveals that hormone-disrupting chemicals known as phthalates (THAL-eights) are found in
more household products than previously known. For the first time, the use of toxic phthalates has been reported in paints, cleaners, disinfectants
and deodorizers. It also has been reported in clothing, shoes, and personal care products.

Strong science shows that even at very low levels of exposure, phthalates--a class of more than 40 closely related chemicals--are linked to reproductive harm, learning disabilities, and asthma and allergies.

Resource | Democracy

Maryland Voter Services

Not sure you are registered to vote? Want to look up your voter information? Visit the Maryland State Board of Elections Voter Services site.

ToxFAQs

Department of Health and Human Services: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease.

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Maryland PIRG 2015 Legislative Agenda

Our priorities and positions for the 2015 legistlative session. If you have questions about our stance on a bill please do not hesitate to contact us.

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