A look at Massachusetts updated public records legislation

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

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…

How much do frequent gamblers contribute to Massachusetts Lottery revenues?

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Each year, the Massachusetts State Lottery conducts an annual…

Lessons Learned during Summer Travels: BRT in Curitiba, Brazil

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Boston is a city with rich history, vibrant cultural traditions,…

Outsourcing bus services is—by now—conventional wisdom

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Outsourcing bus services is—by now—conventional wisdom As…

Massachusetts Confounding Relationship with Lottery Advertising

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In 2015, Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg called…

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…

A Change in Toll Collection

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For more information on Massachusetts' new tolling system, read…

UMass Amherst Athletics' Spending: Costing the Taxpayer Money

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College sports have long been a major and growing attraction…

Mass. Public Officials Must Brush Aside The Know-Nothings' Legacy Of Bigotry

Last week, Pioneer Institute Executive Director Jim Stergios…

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)…

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…

Town Residents Clash with Developers over Chapter 40B Housing Law

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M.G.L. Chapter 40B, Sections 20 through 23, (commonly referred…

Key takeaways from new ride-for-hire legislation

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There is, fortunately, no major cause for concern in the bill…

What to expect with all-electronic tolling

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This blog is a summary of the changes an all-electronic tolling…

Could Bus Rapid Transit Be the Future of Public Transportation in Boston?

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As the Greater Boston Area continues to grow, it is important…

Casino Revenue Projections: A Roll of the Dice?

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

No Ban for TNCs at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

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While there has been much discussion about whether or not transportation…

Shrinking Margins at the Massachusetts State Lottery

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Last week, the Massachusetts Lottery triumphantly announced that,…

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,…

Fewer Employees, More Space: DCAMM's Leasing Strategy

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For most public and private entities, space is the second-largest…

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…

The Mysterious World of NCAA Apparel Contracts

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

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.

The New Game of Life: Tuition and Debt

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Back in 2005, the Milton Bradley Company launched a new version…