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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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Shrinking Margins at the Massachusetts State Lottery

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Last week, the Massachusetts Lottery triumphantly announced that,…
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Newly Proposed Theater Tax Credit All-Too Familiar

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As Pioneer reported earlier this summer, there have been questions…
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Pool Time and Part-Time

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It’s official; we’re in a heat wave. Earlier this month,…
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Fewer Employees, More Space: DCAMM's Leasing Strategy

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For most public and private entities, space is the second-largest…
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Update on the State of the Green Line Extension

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The idea for the Green Line Extension (GLX) has been around for…
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The Mysterious World of NCAA Apparel Contracts

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The world of collegiate athletics is, besides great entertainment,…
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The Battle over Logan Airport—Will TNCs Prevail?

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Since 2011, transportation network companies (TNCs) have established themselves as a popular mode of transportation in the City of Boston. Given their convenience and low cost, TNCs such as Uber and Lyft have become local consumers’ first choice over taxis.
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The New Game of Life: Tuition and Debt

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Back in 2005, the Milton Bradley Company launched a new version…
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Addressing Greater Boston's Housing Crunch

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Greater Boston’s housing crisis has emerged as one of the most…
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Volatility and Expansion at the MassCEC

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This blog entry was edited from its original version on July…
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Behind the Glitz & Glamour: Are Massachusetts Film Tax Credits worth the Investment?

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Massachusetts currently offers 14 different tax credits available…
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Telemedicine: The Future of Healthcare

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Telemedicine sounds a bit like science-fiction, but the practice…
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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,…
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Public Records Reform: Our Take

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The public records bill that was signed into law by Governor…
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Inconsistencies in UMass’ Reporting of Deferred Maintenance

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In assembling the data for Pioneer’s UMass at a Crossroads…
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With UMass Tuition Hikes on Horizon, Key Issues for Legislators to Consider

Pioneer Institute Public Statement Later this month, the University…
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Honoring the Service and Sacrifice of Our Veterans

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Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the men and women who have…
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Fare Collection on the T is Unfair

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A recent disclosure by the MBTA reveals that the agency forgoes…
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Tough Decisions Needed to End MBTA Gravy Train

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In the past 15 years, the MBTA has paid Wall Street firms an…
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The Education Writers Association casts its narrowing gaze on Boston, May 1-3

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Many billions have been spent, and continue to be spent, promoting…
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Join Us May 4th: "Best Practices from Urban Charter Public Schools"

As the charter public school debate heats up, it’s important…
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2016 Hewitt Healthcare Lecture: "Facing Down the Opioid Crisis"

On April 20, 2016, Pioneer welcomed medical professionals, researchers,…
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Remembering Barbara Anderson

Barbara Anderson’s passing marks the loss of a good friend…
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Key considerations for regulating ridesharing in Massachusetts

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Earlier this month, the most recent piece of legislation to come…
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Judicial Branch Holds Transparency in Contempt

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In yet another Massachusetts public records milestone, the Center…
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MBTA Transparency Is Now 'Back on Track'

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Today, the MBTA released its long-anticipated performance dashboard,…
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Addressing Inequality through K-12 Education in Boston

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According to a new Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) study…
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Sunshine Week 2016: Highlights from Pioneer's Government Transparency Team

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Each Sunshine Week, Pioneer shares highlights of its government…
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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…