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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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Governor's Plan to Cap Healthcare Provider Prices Misses the Mark

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The Governor filed a number of healthcare market reform proposals…
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Getting the T Back on Track

The reforms that the Massachusetts Legislature advanced at the…
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Ensuring a secure financial future for older adults

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Every day, 10,000 Americans turn age 65. Adults over this age…
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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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Study: MA Charter Public Schools Have Lower Attrition Rates Than Sending School Districts

Charters also seeing higher special needs enrollment, helping…
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Op-ed: Will DeVos avoid the Beltway education trap?

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By Jim Stergios and Charles Chieppo Read this op-ed online…
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Study Calls For Steps Toward Terminating Troubled MBTA Retirement Fund

The MBTA should assess the feasibility of moving its employees out of the Social Security system and transfer investment management responsibility for its pension fund to the commonwealth’s Pension Reserves Investment Management board as initial steps toward terminating the MBTA Retirement Fund
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Charter School Special-Needs Students Achieving Excellent Outcomes

Percentage Of Charter School Special-Needs Students Is Rising,…
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Outsourcing bus services is—by now—conventional wisdom

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Outsourcing bus services is—by now—conventional wisdom As…
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Will All-Electronic Tolling Save Money?

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This blog explores the State's switch to an all-electronic tolling…
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UMass Amherst Athletics' Spending: Costing the Taxpayer Money

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College sports have long been a major and growing attraction…
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Study Highlights Best Practices In Summer Enrichment Programs

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Read coverage of this report in The Recorder. Second of three-part…
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How Legislators’ Late Session Scramble affects Government Transparency

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Now that there has been sufficient time for experts and the media…
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Opioid Usage in Massachusetts: A Painful and Tragic Trend

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In March, Governor Baker signed An Act Relative to substance…
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Event To Call For Moving “Know-Nothing” Governor’s Portrait From State House Wall

Bigoted Know-Nothing Amendments still part of state constitution Read…
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Study: Expand Use of Transponder Technology to Parking, Other Non-Tolling Services

Report calls for creation of single account to simplify customer…
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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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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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Telemedicine: The Future of Healthcare

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Telemedicine sounds a bit like science-fiction, but the practice…
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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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Are UMass’ Aggressive Capital Expansion & Out-of-State Recruitment Good for Mass. Students?

Read media coverage of this series:  The Boston Globe, The Boston…
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Studies: Western Mass. Charter Schools Using Data to Improve Achievement

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Case Studies Describe Best Practices Of Two Successful Western…
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The Real Source of UMass R&D Spending

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UMass issued a report and a press release Tuesday citing a record…
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What the Brian Joyce Saga Says about Government Transparency in Massachusetts

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One state senator’s dirty laundry may be catching up with him.…
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Comparing Retirement Benefits for MBTA and other State Employees

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Pioneer’s latest report, A $49 Million Sweetheart Deal: How…