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 Geoffrey Segal
Geoffrey F. Segal is the director of Privatization and Government Reform Policy at Reason Public Policy Institute and a research fellow at the Davenport Institute at Pepperdine University School of Public Policy. The author of many reports and articles on privatization and government performance, he is also editor of Reason's monthly newsletter Privatization Watch and Annual Privatization Report. Mr. Segal has a master’s in public policy, with specializations in economics and regional/local government, from Pepperdine, and graduated cum laude from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s in political science.