Op-ed: T privatization survives key union challenge

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THE MBTA’S BUDGET SHORTFALL, once pegged at $335 million for…

Managing Growth in Malden & Somerville: A Tale of Two Cities

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The influx of new residents into Boston and its surrounding communities…

Pioneer Institute Announces Winner of 26th Annual Better Government Competition

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MIT AgeLab Founder, Massachusetts Governor to Headline Awards…

Q & A on the Status of Senate Amendment 1031 (the Keenan/Pacheco Amendment)

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On Thursday May 25, 2017, the Massachusetts Senate adopted an…

Report Calls on FMCB to Seek Legislative Intervention on Projected 18-Year, $1.485 Billion T Pension Shortfall

New evaluation commissioned by MBTA projects T contributions…

Op-ed: Neglect creates pension tsunami

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A version of this op-ed appeared in The Berkshire Eagle, The…

So you want to know something about pensions?

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Now anyone can become a local pension system expert...  A…

Study Estimates $27 Million In Savings Annually From Consolidation Of Public Pensions

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Local retirement systems generate heavy costs, larger fiduciary…

Op-ed: UMass leaders fail Boston campus

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By Greg Sullivan Friday, April 14, 2017 The University of…

Study: Evidence Suggests MBTA Pension Low-Balled Costs And Liabilities

Quarter-century of data shows costs at up to six times valuation…

Finance Committee & Town Meeting Members: Benchmarking Tools for the FY2018 Budget Season

Understanding how your community performs relative to its peers…

Putting The T On A Clear Path To High Performance

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Pioneer Institute recently submitted public testimony to the…

Study Finds MBTA Had Nation’s Highest Bus Maintenance Costs In 2015

Reducing costs to average of the most similar U.S. transit systems…

Sunshine Week 2017: Highlights from Pioneer's Government Transparency Team

It's Sunshine Week once again! While it may fall close to spring…

Pioneer Urges Gov. Baker to Take Bolder Action on Public Records Reform

Governor’s Office in Massachusetts is one of only a handful…

The Power of Competition at the T

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In 2015, right after record-setting snowfall shut down the region's…

Meeting the Housing Needs of an Aging Population

Guest post by Mariella Rutigliano Many Americans struggle…

Getting the T Back on Track

The reforms that the Massachusetts Legislature advanced at the…

Study: Inefficient Public Pension Investment Costs Taxpayers About $100 Million A Year

Local systems forfeited some $2.9 billion over 30 years by not…

The Clock is Ticking.......

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The clock is ticking towards December 30, 2017.  As part of…

Family Caregiving & the Promise of Technology

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Guest post by Ben Margolin When older Americans require around-the-clock…

Ensuring a secure financial future for older adults

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Every day, 10,000 Americans turn age 65. Adults over this age…

Op-ed: Justification For 40% Legislative Leadership Raises Is Political Voodoo

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When doing the people's will is secondary to legislators'…

Auditing the New Transparency Law: Where are the Records Access Officers?

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With the advent of the Baker administration, Massachusetts transparency…

Our Government Transparency Resolutions for 2017

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Although transparency was the expression of choice on Beacon…

Report Calls for Independent Audit & Actuarial Valuation of T Pension Fund

Response commissioned by fund to whistleblower report dismissed…

Public Statement on Nonrenewal of Keolis Commuter Rail Contract

Pioneer Institute welcomes the news that the MBTA will not renew…

Pioneer Institute Statement On The MBTA Contract With The Carmen's Union

In February 2015, Pioneer Institute issued a statement citing…

Study Calls For Steps Toward Terminating Troubled MBTA Retirement Fund

The MBTA should assess the feasibility of moving its employees out of the Social Security system and transfer investment management responsibility for its pension fund to the commonwealth’s Pension Reserves Investment Management board as initial steps toward terminating the MBTA Retirement Fund