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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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Pioneer Urges Gov. Baker to Take Bolder Action on Public Records Reform

Governor’s Office in Massachusetts is one of only a handful…
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Public Statement on the Recommendations of the Legislature’s Healthcare Provider Price Variation Commission

Commission Misses Great Opportunity to Advance Healthcare Price…
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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'…
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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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MBTA Analysis Offers Data Comparisons between MBTA & Other Transit Agencies Nationwide

Pioneer Institute is unveiling “MBTAanalysis.com,” a web-based data tool that provides year-by-year comparative data and performance ratings for the MBTA and other transit agencies across the country.

DCAMM Leasing Responds to Agency Needs

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The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM)…
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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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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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OpEd: Shine a light upon MBTA pension fund

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By Mary Z. Connaughton and Charles Chieppo Guest Columnists Originally…
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Study: Are Drug Prices Driving Healthcare Cost Growth?

Study: Requiring Drug Companies to Disclose Price Methodologies,…
Sunshine Week 2016

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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Benchmarking Tools For Municipal Officials - Budget Season Edition

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Understanding how your community performs relative to its peers…
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Time to End Mass. Legislature's Self-Exemption from Open Meeting Law

PRESS RELEASE: Pioneer Contends the Legislature’s Self-Exemption…
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Thoughts on Transparency: Full Disclosure of Gasoline Taxes

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One of Pioneer Institute’s ongoing goals is to promote government…
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Our Government Transparency Resolutions for 2016

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While it's possible that 2016 will see an historic surge…
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Massachusetts Needs Its Own CBO

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State Senator Jamie Eldridge is on to something.  The State…
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A Step Forward on Meaningful Public Records Reform?

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Yesterday’s Boston Globe editorial has it right - the time…
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MBTA gets an F for Public Records Law Compliance

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Ten days. That is how long it is supposed to take for a Massachusetts…
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An Open Request to the State Ethics Commission

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When the State Ethics Commission was created in 1978 under Section…
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No Fare! MBTA Tight on Public Records

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The MBTA has been attracting a lot of attention lately on how…
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Survey: Price Information Difficult to Obtain From Massachusetts Hospitals

View media coverage of this report on WCVB-TV 5 Investigates:…
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Massachusetts Financial Disclosures – Weak and Out of Reach

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In the last five years, 250 public servants in Massachusetts…
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MassDOT Relocation Proposal Gives Way to More Pressing Issues

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The Baker administration has recently abandoned a proposal to…
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The Convention Center Authority’s Inflated Claims

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In the wake of our recent brief, Analyzing the Convention Center…
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Press Release: New Book Aims to Make Mass. National Leader in Economic Mobility

Calls for changes in education, healthcare, the delivery of public…