A Primer on Secondary Revenue Sources for Local Governments

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Using Pioneer Institute’s MassAnalysis tool, one can find information…

Pioneer Institute Celebrates Sunshine Week 2019

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Sunshine Week is dedicated to bringing greater awareness to the…

Teacher Unions Support Progressive Taxation, but Maintain Flat-Rate Membership Dues Structure

Study shows lowest-paid teachers can pay up to 140 percent more…

Whistleblowers Were Proven Right: MBTARF Was Underreporting Its Unfunded Pension Liabilities

In a new brief, Pioneer shows that whistleblowers’ 2015 claim…

Pioneer Institute Public Statement on the MBTA’s Proposal to Increase Fares by 6.3 Percent

While Pioneer Institute opposed the 2016 MBTA fare increases,…

Drop in MBTA Commuter Rail Ridership Continues

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A recent Boston Globe column by Northeastern University Professor…

Study Says State Unfunded Pension Liability Rising Despite Recent Reforms, Overall Strong Economy

More responsible assumptions about pension fund investment performance…

Our Government Transparency Resolutions for 2019

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Government transparency…

Saluting a Fine Public Servant

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State comptroller isn’t a job that’s very familiar to the…

Announcing Pioneer Institute's 2019 Better Government Competition: "Moving People & Goods Forward"

America is a country on the move. Our economy and quality of…

A Win for Commuters

We are thrilled that the MBTA is moving forward to expand its…

Moving the MBTA Forward

We are pleased that former Pioneer Institute Research Director…

Review of MBTA Twitter Alerts Finds Fewer “Delayed” Trains, Corresponding Increase in Those “Running Behind”

BOSTON - A review of four years of MBTA commuter rail Twitter…

Public Statement on MBTA Ridership & Pension Costs

Monday’s meeting of the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control…

The Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth

Taking advantage of the public comment period, Pioneer Institute…

Study Finds Vast Majority of Teacher Union Dues Fund State and National Affiliates

Local MTA affiliates that conduct collective bargaining negotiations…

Pioneer Institute Awards Gala to Highlight Proposals to Address Student Debt Crisis & Promote Job Training

Speakers Include John Sexton, NYU President Emeritus; Massachusetts…

Pioneer Institute Announces Winner of 27th Annual Better Government Competition

NYU President Emeritus, Massachusetts Governor to Headline Awards…

Public Statement: The State Legislature’s Answer to the Janus Decision: The Employee Coercion & Intimidation Act

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Pioneer has previously referred to a “Tammany Hall-like nexus”…

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…

Love It When the T Listens!

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It seems MBTA officials were listening to this March segment…

Time to End MA State Legislature’s Exemption from Public Records Law

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The purpose of transparency laws is to promote more effective,…

Time to End Legislative Exemptions from Public Records & Open Meeting Laws

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Under Massachusetts law, the state Legislature is not considered…

What Janus Means for Massachusetts

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