The Pacheco Law was enacted by the Massachusetts legislature in 1993. The law, now M.G.L. ch. 7 sections 52-55, set up a series of tests that a state agency must pass before it can award a contract to a private company to perform services that had been previously performed by state employees.
About Adrian Moore
Adrian T. Moore is executive director of Reason Public Policy Institute. The author of many studies and articles on privatization and government management, he is a co-author of Curb Rights: A Foundation for Free Enterprise in Public Transit, published in 1997 by the Brookings Institution Press. Mr. Moore has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California (Irvine), a master’s in history from California State University–Chico, and a master’s in economics, with specialization in public choice, urban, and transportation economics, from the University of California–Irvine.