The State Comptroller’s Office makes available annual salary information for all Massachusetts public employees. Before the state established a website to provide such transparency, Pioneer Institute launched Mass Open Books, which allows the public to anonymously peruse information regarding state finances, pension funds, contractor payments, and employee salaries. Mass Open Books has information going back […]
About Alex Muresianu
Alex Muresianu is an Akin Fellow of Digital Media and Analytics at Pioneer Institute. Prior to working at Pioneer, he worked as a research assistant at the Tax Foundation in Washington, DC on the federal policy team. He is also a contributor for Young Voices, a program for writers under the age of 30. Through this program, he has had op-eds published in websites such as The American Conservative, the Washington Examiner, and The Federalist, as well as several newspapers around the United States. He is studying economics at Tufts University.
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One of the ways local governments raise revenue to fund public services is through fines and forfeitures. That includes everything from speeding tickets or fines for fishing without a license to property seized in a criminal investigation. The latter practice, also known as civil asset forfeiture, has come under fire from both conservative and liberal […]