Thoughts on Transparency: Full Disclosure of Gasoline Taxes

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One of Pioneer Institute’s ongoing goals is to promote government…

Study: Continuing Decline Over Last Decade In Massachusetts’ “Middle Cities”

Read news coverage of this report in The Springfield Republican, The…

Out-of-Control Administrative Staffing Budget Increases at the MBTA

With talk of fare hikes and ongoing performance problems, Pioneer…

Column: For the T, riders should come first

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Excerpt from Jim Stergios' column in The Boston Globe.  REVIEWS…

Our Government Transparency Resolutions for 2016

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While it's possible that 2016 will see an historic surge…

A $49 Million Sweetheart Deal: MBTA Employee Sick Time Perk Enhances Pensions

Listen to the WRKO radio clip of Mary Connaughton interviewed…

Helping Children Impacted by Mental Illness

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Mental illness, the theme of our 2016 Better Government Competition,…

Massachusetts Needs Its Own CBO

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State Senator Jamie Eldridge is on to something.  The State…

What is the Lawn on D Costing Us?

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Jon Chesto’s report in the Globe on Monday noted that the…

Enter Pioneer Institute's 2016 Better Government Competition - Winning Prize: $10,000!

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Enter the 2016 Better Government Competition Each year,…

A Step Forward on Meaningful Public Records Reform?

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Yesterday’s Boston Globe editorial has it right - the time…

Study: Overhauling Two-Tiered Case Intake System Is Key to DCF Reform

Troubled agency also needs technology infrastructure changes…

How to Save the MBTA Over $100 Million a Year

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The first step in reforming the MBTA has been taken by the Legislature…

Study: Uber, Lyft, Shouldn’t Be Subject to Same Restrictions That Have Harmed Taxis

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Watch an interview with the author on BNN News: https://youtu.be/-cs9vbkDv5E BOSTON…

MBTA Experiment Gone Wrong! The Green Line Extension Contract

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Background The Green Line Extension (GLX) is a long-awaited…

Guest Opinion: Reinstate the SNAP work requirement

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Massachusetts, once a national leader in welfare reform, needs…

Welcome News from the New Team at the MBTA: Getting Serious About Savings

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The Boston Globe reports today that MBTA officials briefed MBTA…

Cash-free, Conductor-free Trains

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In 2012, the MBTA introduced the mTicket app that allows users…

The Boston Globe: Create work with on-the-job training

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The value of work cannot be overstated. If you love what you’re…

Extend Private Transportation Innovation to the Suburbs

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This past year, Boston and Bridj celebrated a transportation…

COMMENTARY: More is needed to fix the MBTA

Read this op-ed in The Patriot Ledger, the Brockton Enterprise,…

An Open Request to the State Ethics Commission

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When the State Ethics Commission was created in 1978 under Section…

Study: “Pacheco Law” Has Cost MBTA At Least $450 Million Since 1997

Report presented to legislative leaders and state budget conferees…

Pioneer Institute Public Statement on MBTA Reforms in the Budget

Last night, the legislature put the public interest ahead of…

A Pretty Much Guaranteed Free Ride

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There's no such thing as a free ride. Ask any accountant and…

Fixing Our Troubled Justice System - 2015 Better Government Awards Gala

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This Wednesday evening, Pioneer Institute is recognizing the…

Final, Binding Arbitration Major Obstacle to MBTA Accountability & Performance

Uniquely unaccountable arbitration at MBTA, if unchanged, will…

What Court Documents Show About Compensation at the MBTA vs. Peer Communities

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Introduction As the Baker Administration works with the state…

Press Release: New Book Aims to Make Mass. National Leader in Economic Mobility

Calls for changes in education, healthcare, the delivery of public…