Worse Than I Thought

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Turns out I was wrong about the overall indebtedness of the Commonwealth,…

Blue Cross Blue Shield - The Public Trough?

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I hate to go on a rant here, but $70,000 to be on the board of…

Michelle Rhee takes out the knife

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From the Washingtonian.com piece on Michelle Rhee, the chancellor…

CitiStat: Don't make a sham of it

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Pioneer is on the cheering squad, promoting CitiStat programs.…

NYC charter to pay teachers more than lawyers

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But the unions don't like this idea. A proposed New York City…

The Choice to Go Negative

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By Obama? No, Silly. The New England Patriots. The Boston Globe…

Education leadership but not here

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Diane Ravitch, Sol Stern and others have criticized Mayor Bloomberg…

Don't Nod If You Can Wink

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Martin Lomasney, an old West End political boss from Boston,…

Are local zoning, wetlands regulations "market oriented"?

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At Thursday’s Pioneer forum on wetlands policy, one participant…

Good on Alan LeBovidge

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Back in the Amorello days of the Mass Turnpike, Tom Keane wrote…

Eating his words

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As noted last week, the Board Chairman S. Paul Reville performed…

Boom market for teachers in Denver

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Next thing you know, it won't just be the skilled workforce in…

Is Christy Available?

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On the heels of Tuesday's results, Obama's ability to take a…

Louisiana beat us

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A follow to Meister Poftak's post on the Grading the States report…

We beat Rhode Island and New Hampshire

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But that's about it. In the latest Governing Magazine assessment…

Farm Subsidies, Part XXXVI

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This space takes a dim view of almost all farm subsidies as market-distorting…

Counterintuitive News

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It's too early, I realize.  But the state is $245 million ahead…

Healthcare Cost Control

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Senate President Murray presented her ideas about controlling…

So, which is it?

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Our friends at CURP and A Better City held an event on Oct. 31st…

Debating biotech on NECN

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Some improvements in the House version of the biotech bill resulted…