So you want to know something about pensions?

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

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

Understanding how your community performs relative to its peers…

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

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

Cursive and Historical Literacy: A Real World Example

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In the age of computers and modern convenience, the relevancy…

The Clock is Ticking.......

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

Achieving a Sustainable and Transparent Healthcare System

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As the Legislative Special Commission on Provider Price Variation…

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…

A look at Massachusetts updated public records legislation

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 A version of this article appeared on MuckRock. In September,…

UMass Amherst Athletics' Spending: Costing the Taxpayer Money

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College sports have long been a major and growing attraction…

How Legislators’ Late Session Scramble affects Government Transparency

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

What do Property Taxes Mean for your Town?

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Earlier this year, the Boston Globe published an article comparing…

Community Policing: A Success Story?

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Boston, the city on a hill, has always been defined by its history,…

Opioid Usage in Massachusetts: A Painful and Tragic Trend

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

Casino Revenue Projections: A Roll of the Dice?

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As the Wynn Resort Casino breaks ground in Everett tomorrow,…

Newly Proposed Theater Tax Credit All-Too Familiar

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As Pioneer reported earlier this summer, there have been questions…

Pool Time and Part-Time

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It’s official; we’re in a heat wave. Earlier this month,…

The Mysterious World of NCAA Apparel Contracts

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The world of collegiate athletics is, besides great entertainment,…

Pioneer Institute Public Statement to the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board

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Earlier this week, Fox 25 News reported that Michael Mulhern,…

Public Records Reform: Our Take

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The public records bill that was signed into law by Governor…

Remembering Barbara Anderson

Barbara Anderson’s passing marks the loss of a good friend…

Judicial Branch Holds Transparency in Contempt

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In yet another Massachusetts public records milestone, the Center…

MBTA Transparency Is Now 'Back on Track'

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Today, the MBTA released its long-anticipated performance dashboard,…

Sunshine Week 2016: Highlights from Pioneer's Government Transparency Team

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Each Sunshine Week, Pioneer shares highlights of its government…

Dropping Public Records Law Exemption is a Clear Win for Governor Baker

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Currently, there are only two states that exempt the office of…

Benchmarking Tools For Municipal Officials - Budget Season Edition

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Understanding how your community performs relative to its peers…

What the Brian Joyce Saga Says about Government Transparency in Massachusetts

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One state senator’s dirty laundry may be catching up with him.…