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Which State Employees Make More than the Boss?

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In 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections had 20 employees…

Massachusetts needs the 2020 Census to be accurate and adequately funded

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According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Massachusetts’…

Why Did the Department of Corrections Pay a Chef $166,762 last year?

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Pioneer Institute’s MassOpenBooks transparency tool shows an…

Can State Pensioners Pay for Future Medically Necessary Long-term Care?

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At some point many people find themselves needing help to care…

True Transparency Needed for SFI's

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Pioneer has long called for the Statements of Financial Interests…

New taxable land parcels are getting very scarce in urban Massachusetts

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Plymouth - the oldest town in Massachusetts - has an incredible…

Bill H.2890: Funding More Problems than Solutions

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Studies show that 90 percent of the elderly want to live out…

Long-term decline in area Catholic high school enrollment is likely to continue

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Over a dozen Catholic schools affiliated with the Archdiocese…

Troubling takeaways from the SJC ruling on charter schools

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These would be the best of times for Boston public charter…

Many Massachusetts towns choosing to forego marijuana tax revenue

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Local officials, health advocates, and neighborhood group leaders…

Love It When the T Listens!

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It seems MBTA officials were listening to this March segment…

The role of old industrial districts in residential suburbs

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The City of Waltham was once an aging mill town. Its flagship…

Education spending influences demographic trends at even the smallest scale

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The Metropolitan Area Planning Council has a habit of solving…

2,098 Mass. VA Employees Made $100,000 or More in 2017

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According to the online transparency tool OpentheBooks, there…

Can Cape Cod’s economy rely on tourism forever?

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Cape Cod’s character has long been dependent on the season.…

How does the Commonwealth Pay for Roads?

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Maintaining, safe, efficient public infrastructure challenges…

What can be learned from the Commonwealth's new 9-1-1 system?

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The State 9-1-1 Department recently finished building an enhanced…

Gateway Cities Face Educational Spending Challenges

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As the Boston Globe recently reported, Gateway Cities Brockton…

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, let's end bigoted laws that block school choice

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This St. Patrick's Day, join us in calling for an end to bigoted,…

Which Cape Cod Town has the Best Summertime Revenue Take?

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The towns of the Cape and Islands have economies built around…

Public Works Expenditures Across All 26 Gateway Cities

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Using MassAnalysis.com, a free government transparency tool provided…

What Janus Means for Massachusetts

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In downtown Boston Monday there was a rally of a few hundred…

Celebrating Black History Month

In the month of February, the nation honors the achievements…

The Link Between Police Spending and Crime in Gateway Cities

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Massachusetts “Gateway Cities” were defined in a 2007 Massachusetts…

2016 MBTA Bus Maintenance Costs up 27% Since 2011

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Last spring, Pioneer reported on the MBTA’s out of control…

Top 10 Government Transparency Resolutions for 2018

We hear the word transparency a lot these days. Whether it's…