Rebuilding the Long Island Bridge May Not Be the Answer

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From the 1920s to 2014, Boston Harbor’s Long Island played…

The Roger Perry Internship Program

Pioneer has established the Roger Perry Internship Program to support college-age students who seek opportunities to enhance their educational experience with practical training in an energetic and creative public policy environment.

Happy Thanksgiving from Pioneer Institute!

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, a distinctly American tradition,…

Marking the Centennial of the Armistice of the First World War

November 11th marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice…

The Storrow Drive Tunnel Has The Lowest Sufficiency Rating In The Country, Why Hasn’t It Been Fixed Yet?

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If you live in or commute to Boston, chances are you’ve driven…

Commuter Rail Twitter Reveals History of Delays

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An easy way to bond with fellow Bostonians is to complain about…

What impact do Massachusetts home prices have on Boston commuters?

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Massachusetts is commonly ranked one of the most expensive states…

$40 or Freedom: Uncounted Cash in the Legal System

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Forty dollars isn’t chump change. It’s about three lunches…

A Wealth of Data: A Map of the Massachusetts Opioid Epidemic

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In 2016, the rate of opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts…

MA Short-Term Rental Tax is a Big Win for Cape’s Wastewater Management

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Massachusetts lawmakers recently passed legislation to extend…

Cape Cod’s Struggling Workforce

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Cape Cod welcomes about four million tourists a year thanks to…

Blandford’s Police Resignation Could Shed Light on Underlying Issues

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Last week, the Town of Blandford’s police force resigned en…

So what will Commissioner Evans’ Pension Be?

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A few weeks ago, Boston Police commissioner William B. Evans…

Questions Surrounding Recreational Marijuana on Cape Cod

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Through a 2016 ballot initiative, Massachusetts joined a small…

Under Pending Bill, Punishment could Fit the Crime

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In light of recent turmoil in the Department of State Police…

National Park Service Attracts Cape Cod Summer Visitors

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The Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS), located in the towns of…
A row of files with the city hall seal

Stonewalled at City Hall

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Pioneer Institute interns often visit government offices to obtain…

Making Troopers Transparent: At What Cost?

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In May 2018, The Boston Globe reported on its effort to gain…

Got Milk? The Answer Might Soon Be No in Massachusetts

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It’s not a good time to be a dairy farmer in Massachusetts,…

A Public Transit that Neglects Its Public

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Two of a community’s most important hubs are its colleges and…

Cape Cod's Battle Against the Opioid Epidemic

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In recent years, opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts have…

Falsified Records & Shady Human Resources Policies: The Latest Scandal in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

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The Office of the Medical Examiner for Massachusetts is a taxpayer-funded…

School Choice Booming on Cape Cod

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Each year, millions of dollars flow from one school system to…

Top Methuen Police Officials Poised to Earn Far More than State Police (even including the State Police Overtime)

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The city of Methuen is currently facing a budget crisis primarily…

Not signed, sealed, delivered

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Even the casual observer has probably heard that Massachusetts…

Should Boston want to be the home of Amazon’s second headquarters?

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Amazon is the kind of company whose mere presence is enough to…

Is local government in Massachusetts too pervasive?

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In a country as culturally and politically diverse as the United…

Troop F Gets an A: State Auditor Overlooks DSP Corruption, Neglects Audits

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The Office of the State Auditor’s (OSA’s) website describes…

Disappointing Decision Regarding High-Achieving Cape Cod Charter School

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In 2004 the Barnstable County Horace Mann Charter School was…