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 Adam Summers
Adam B. Summers is a visiting policy analyst at the Reason Public Policy Institute. He has written extensively on privatization, government performance, and law and economics. His articles and studies have been published by the Reason Foundation, the Los Angeles Times, and the American Institute for Economic Research. Mr. Summers is formerly the producer of “The Capitalist Defender,” a radio talk show in San Diego, California. He has a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University and bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science from UCLA.