Op-ed: Neglect creates pension tsunami

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A version of this op-ed appeared in The Berkshire Eagle, The…

Op-ed: UMass leaders fail Boston campus

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By Greg Sullivan Friday, April 14, 2017 The University of…

Op-ed: Justification For 40% Legislative Leadership Raises Is Political Voodoo

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When doing the people's will is secondary to legislators'…

Op-ed: Time for UMass system to implement needed fiscal reforms

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As University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan considers…

OpEd: Shine a light upon MBTA pension fund

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By Mary Z. Connaughton and Charles Chieppo Guest Columnists Originally…

Column: For the T, riders should come first

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

Op-Ed: Making 'The Ride' more cost-effective could help MBTA's finances

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Unseasonably warm November days have given way to increasing…

Guest Opinion: Reinstate the SNAP work requirement

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

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…

COMMENTARY: More is needed to fix the MBTA

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

Boston Business Journal ViewPoint: MBTA reform spotlights arbitration issues

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As the General Court deliberates on the budget and reforms at…

Connaughton, Sivolella: Challenging the Legislature's Secrecy

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By Mary Z. Connaughton and John Sivolella Guest Columnists This…

Pioneer in the News (February 2015): Fixing the MBTA

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Boston Business Journal op-ed: ViewPoint: What will save the…

Boston Herald: Let’s put more light in sunshine law

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By J. Patrick Brown and Mary Connaughton. This op-ed originally…

Boston Herald: New convention center math

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This article was published in the Boston Herald on June 9, 2014. Author:…

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Avoid fate of the Land of Lincoln

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This op-ed appeared in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette…

WGBH News Commentary: Does Expanding The Convention Center Make Economic Sense?

By CHARLES CHIEPPO Date: April 10, 2014 Reasonable people…

Boston Herald: Atanasov: T’s ‘private’ pension board veers off track

Friday, April 11, 2014 Iliya Atanasov The MBTA Retirement…

Boston Herald: State often keeps public in dark

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Massachusetts performs dismally when it comes to government openness. Pending legislation filed by state Rep. Peter Kocot (D-Northampton) could begin to change that.

Boston Herald: Gov owes Obamacare diagnosi$

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Op-Ed by Mary Connaughton & Josh Archambault Wednesday,…

Boston Herald op-ed: Legislature must open up on spending

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Legislature must open up on spending  Monday, April 1, 2013 By: Mary…

Mary Z. Talks EBT Reform on Fox 25

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Watch Pioneer's Administration and Finance Director, Mary Z. Connaughton, on Fox 25 with Maria Stephanos. "Expert Discusses Surprising New EBT Numbers."

Boston Herald: Pay for current transit system first

We need new revenue to maintain Massachusetts’ crumbling transportation system. But Gov. Deval Patrick’s new blueprint gives the same old interest groups the tools to repeat the mistakes that got us into this mess in the first place.

Fall River Herald News: Time to reform Massachusetts unemployment insurance system

With its high cost and perverse incentives, Massachusetts’ unemployment insurance system is a job-killing machine. The reforms proposed by Governor Patrick are important steps in the right direction, but far more must be done to tame this beast.

Beware of Mitt, say Bay State conservatives

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http://www.salon.com/2011/12/31/beware_of_mitt_say_bay_state_conservatives/singleton/ Mitt…

Westwood residents get around $2K if House GOP OKs payroll tax cut

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http://www.wickedlocal.com/westwood/features/x1157706591/Westwood-residents-get-around-2K-if-House-GOP-OKs-payroll-tax-cut?zc_p=2#axzz2OHGE6ymJ Bay…

Medfield residents get around $2K if House GOP OKs payroll tax cut

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http://www.wickedlocal.com/medfield/news/x1157706593/Medfield-residents-get-around-2K-if-House-GOP-OKs-payroll-tax-cut?zc_p=2#axzz2OHGE6ymJ Medfield…

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Pension speed limits needed

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Public retirement funds’ managers should embrace new reforms designed to minimize risk during this period of continued market volatility.

Boston Herald: Mass. must turn up lights

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If Massachusetts is serious about transparency, state leaders should provide one-stop campaign contribution shopping.

Boston Herald: Realistic returns only a start

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Realistic investment assumptions and paying down unfunded liabilities more aggressively are indispensable if we are to achieve public pensions that are solvent, fair to employees and attract qualified and capable individuals to public service.