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The Clock is Ticking.......

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The clock is ticking towards December 30, 2017.  As part of…
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Sunshine Week 2017: Highlights from Pioneer's Government Transparency Team

It's Sunshine Week once again! While it may fall close to spring…
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Cursive and Historical Literacy: A Real World Example

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In the age of computers and modern convenience, the relevancy…
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The Power of Competition at the T

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In 2015, right after record-setting snowfall shut down the region's…
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Meeting the Housing Needs of an Aging Population

Guest post by Mariella Rutigliano Many Americans struggle…
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Getting the T Back on Track

The reforms that the Massachusetts Legislature advanced at the…
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Achieving a Sustainable and Transparent Healthcare System

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As the Legislative Special Commission on Provider Price Variation…
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Family Caregiving & the Promise of Technology

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Guest post by Ben Margolin When older Americans require around-the-clock…
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Ensuring a secure financial future for older adults

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Every day, 10,000 Americans turn age 65. Adults over this age…
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Auditing the New Transparency Law: Where are the Records Access Officers?

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With the advent of the Baker administration, Massachusetts transparency…
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Our Government Transparency Resolutions for 2017

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Although transparency was the expression of choice on Beacon…
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Aging In America: Help us ensure a better future for older citizens

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Pioneer Institute's 2017 Better Government Competition  topic,…
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Pioneer Institute Statement On The MBTA Contract With The Carmen's Union

In February 2015, Pioneer Institute issued a statement citing…
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The Lottery’s Double Standard

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Last month, State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced a renewed…
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A look at Massachusetts updated public records legislation

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 A version of this article appeared on MuckRock. In September,…
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UMass Survey Suggests over One-third of Annual Mass Lottery Sales Dependent on At-Risk and Problem Gamblers

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In May 2015, UMass-Amherst published a survey that suggests…
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How much do frequent gamblers contribute to Massachusetts Lottery revenues?

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Each year, the Massachusetts State Lottery conducts an annual…
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Lessons Learned during Summer Travels: BRT in Curitiba, Brazil

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Boston is a city with rich history, vibrant cultural traditions,…
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Outsourcing bus services is—by now—conventional wisdom

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Outsourcing bus services is—by now—conventional wisdom As…
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Massachusetts Confounding Relationship with Lottery Advertising

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In 2015, Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg called…
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Why Mass Lottery’s performance is not nearly as impressive as it seems

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Over the last 5 years, the Massachusetts State Lottery and the…
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A Change in Toll Collection

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For more information on Massachusetts' new tolling system, read…
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UMass Amherst Athletics' Spending: Costing the Taxpayer Money

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College sports have long been a major and growing attraction…
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How Legislators’ Late Session Scramble affects Government Transparency

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Now that there has been sufficient time for experts and the media…

DCAMM Leasing Responds to Agency Needs

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The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM)…
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What do Property Taxes Mean for your Town?

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Earlier this year, the Boston Globe published an article comparing…
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Community Policing: A Success Story?

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Boston, the city on a hill, has always been defined by its history,…
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Opioid Usage in Massachusetts: A Painful and Tragic Trend

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In March, Governor Baker signed An Act Relative to substance…