Op-ed: Justification For 40% Legislative Leadership Raises Is Political Voodoo

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When doing the people's will is secondary to legislators'…

Auditing the New Transparency Law: Where are the Records Access Officers?

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With the advent of the Baker administration, Massachusetts transparency…

Our Government Transparency Resolutions for 2017

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Although transparency was the expression of choice on Beacon…

Report Calls for Independent Audit & Actuarial Valuation of T Pension Fund

Response commissioned by fund to whistleblower report dismissed…

Public Statement on Nonrenewal of Keolis Commuter Rail Contract

Pioneer Institute welcomes the news that the MBTA will not renew…

Pioneer Institute Statement On The MBTA Contract With The Carmen's Union

In February 2015, Pioneer Institute issued a statement citing…

Study Calls For Steps Toward Terminating Troubled MBTA Retirement Fund

The MBTA should assess the feasibility of moving its employees out of the Social Security system and transfer investment management responsibility for its pension fund to the commonwealth’s Pension Reserves Investment Management board as initial steps toward terminating the MBTA Retirement Fund

Study Urges New MBTA Strategic Plan to Focus on Attracting More Riders

Increased ridership would boost revenue, reduce congestion and…

"Aging In America" Is Topic For Pioneer Institute's 26th Better Government Competition

BOSTON - "Aging in America" is the topic of Pioneer Institute's…

Why Mass Lottery’s performance is not nearly as impressive as it seems

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Over the last 5 years, the Massachusetts State Lottery and the…

DCAMM Leasing Responds to Agency Needs

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The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM)…

What do Property Taxes Mean for your Town?

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Earlier this year, the Boston Globe published an article comparing…

Community Policing: A Success Story?

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Boston, the city on a hill, has always been defined by its history,…

Leveling the Playing Field for the Taxi Industry

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As a Massachusetts state legislative committee considers a contentious…

Fewer Employees, More Space: DCAMM's Leasing Strategy

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For most public and private entities, space is the second-largest…

The New Game of Life: Tuition and Debt

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Back in 2005, the Milton Bradley Company launched a new version…

Addressing Greater Boston's Housing Crunch

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Greater Boston’s housing crisis has emerged as one of the most…

Op-ed: Time for UMass system to implement needed fiscal reforms

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As University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan considers…

Volatility and Expansion at the MassCEC

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This blog entry was edited from its original version on July…

Pioneer Institute Public Statement to the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board

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Earlier this week, Fox 25 News reported that Michael Mulhern,…

Public Records Reform: Our Take

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The public records bill that was signed into law by Governor…

Are UMass’ Aggressive Capital Expansion & Out-of-State Recruitment Good for Mass. Students?

Read media coverage of this series:  The Boston Globe, The Boston…

Tough Decisions Needed to End MBTA Gravy Train

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In the past 15 years, the MBTA has paid Wall Street firms an…

Key considerations for regulating ridesharing in Massachusetts

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Earlier this month, the most recent piece of legislation to come…

Sunshine Week 2016: Highlights from Pioneer's Government Transparency Team

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Each Sunshine Week, Pioneer shares highlights of its government…

Benchmarking Tools For Municipal Officials - Budget Season Edition

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Understanding how your community performs relative to its peers…

The Real Source of UMass R&D Spending

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UMass issued a report and a press release Tuesday citing a record…