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…

Parking Fine Hikes in Boston: a step in Go Boston 2030’s Larger Plan

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On July 2, 2018, parking ticket fines in Boston increased substantially.…

Proportional Parking Fees: The MBTA Listens to Pioneer’s Recommendations

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The Pioneer Institute has produced extensive research on the…

Investing in commercial development may ease fiscal woes without affecting crime

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Bedford, Massachusetts is a suburban town of about 14,000 in…

Need a Lift?

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For hundreds of years, the Tufts Medical Center has served as…

Boston’s housing boom needs a region-level response

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In 1912 - the same year the Titanic sank and William Howard Taft…

“Isn’t Everything Online and Free?” The Exclusivity of MA Law Libraries

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There are 15 Trial Court Law Libraries in Massachusetts to service…

The Reality of Cape Cod's Population Trend

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Cape Cod is known as a bustling tourist location that overflows…

Boston is a global city. Here’s why that status is threatened

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Boston is often touted as a “global city.” A quick Google…

After the toll booths, where did the toll collectors go?

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It has been almost two years since Massachusetts implemented…

Income and education gaps, and the lack of mobility in Worcester County

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Massachusetts is known to have some of the top public schools…

Has UMass used financial aid packages to favor out-of-state students?

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A recent Pioneer Institute report concluded that the University…
the Boston skyline overlaid with money.

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…