Study: Ferry Service Could Provide Opportunity for MBTA Expansion without Huge Upfront Costs

Read press coverage of this report in the Boston Herald: Study…

10 Days, 10 Reasons to Give

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There are 10 days remaining before our fiscal year ends. …

To Sign or Not to Sign? Considerations for University Athletics Contracts

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Collegiate sports continue to grow as an enormous commercial…

Creating Space for Healthcare Innovators in the Marketplace

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Pioneer Institute's initiatives in healthcare focus on three…

Op-ed: Mass. has tools to lead in online learning -- but doesn't

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By Julie Young For two years running, Bloomberg's State Innovation…

Op-ed: T privatization survives key union challenge

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THE MBTA’S BUDGET SHORTFALL, once pegged at $335 million for…

Managing Growth in Malden & Somerville: A Tale of Two Cities

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The influx of new residents into Boston and its surrounding communities…

Op-ed: Let's return to educational liberty

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Read this op-ed in The New Bedford Standard Times, The Lowell…

Regulatory reform of the taxi industry is long overdue

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If the events of the last several months are any indication,…

Time for Boston to open up to limited service clinics

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As a little girl I have a dim memory of my mother taking me to…

How Do Alternative Investments Stack up in State Pensions?

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There are numerous expert opinion on the proper investment strategy…

The Crazy World of College Presidential Salaries Part 2: A Deeper Look

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Part 1 of this blog series on MA state colleges and universities…

Study: Telemedicine Can Reduce Healthcare Costs, Improve Outcomes & Patient Satisfaction

Calls on Massachusetts to adopt telemedicine through the Group…

Op-ed: Getting to yes on MassHealth

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State leaders need to work together to tackle Medicaid challenge MASSACHUSETTS…

How Does MA Allocate Money to Its Community Colleges?

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State funding for community colleges is widely considered to…

The Internet Sales Tax: Gone But Will It Be Back?

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On June 30th, two days before it was scheduled to go into effect,…

Welcome to the Crazy World of College Presidential Salaries - Part 1

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In a world of skyrocketing college tuition and student debt,…

The Downgrade: Perhaps A Yawn But We're Not Alone

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Since the end of the Great Recession in 2009, economic indicators…

Extended Summer Enrichment Programs Most Effective, Cost-Efficient

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Part III of Pioneer Institute study series cites three approaches BOSTON…

Op-ed: Jules Verne brings children summer adventures

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Read this op-ed in the Salem News, The Lowell Sun, The Patriot…

"A Source of Wonderful Ideas and Terrific Innovation"

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https://youtu.be/6kR8T3FZYlM?t=2m32s "...yet another idea…

Understanding the Downgrade

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S&P Global Ratings (S&P) recently downgraded Commonwealth…

Study: States Should Provide Parents With More Information About Homeschooling Options

Practice is growing rapidly; practitioners are becoming more…

Aging, Technology Take Center Stage at 2017 Better Government Awards Gala

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Last night, on an inspiring evening, against the backdrop of…

Pioneer Institute Announces Winner of 26th Annual Better Government Competition

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MIT AgeLab Founder, Massachusetts Governor to Headline Awards…