A Primer on Secondary Revenue Sources for Local Governments

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

Coastal Towns Charge the Most Permit Fees Per Capita in Massachusetts

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One of the ways local governments raise revenue is by requiring…

Pioneer Institute Celebrates Sunshine Week 2019

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Sunshine Week is dedicated to bringing greater awareness to the…

The Metro & the MBTA: Raising Fares May Not Be Enough

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New York City and Boston are drastically different cities, but…

The State Legislature Should Steer Clear of New Occupational Licensing Laws

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The reach of occupational licensing laws has expanded greatly…

Drop in MBTA Commuter Rail Ridership Continues

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A recent Boston Globe column by Northeastern University Professor…

Research Assistant

Pioneer Institute seeks a research assistant to join its healthcare…

Guess What Massachusetts Public Employee Earns Over $1 Million

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The State Comptroller’s Office makes available annual salary…

After Win Number Six, Transit is Still a Loss

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How was your commute yesterday? Odds are, it wasn’t good.…

Our Government Transparency Resolutions for 2019

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Government transparency…

How Much Does Your Local Government Raise from Fines and Forfeitures?

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One of the ways local governments raise revenue to fund public…

MBTA Leak Tracker

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Saluting a Fine Public Servant

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State comptroller isn’t a job that’s very familiar to the…
the Boston skyline overlaid with money.

Overtime Pay Tally Reveals Large Disparities

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The top 50 overtime earners among state employees averaged $99,114…

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…

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…