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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…

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…

True Transparency Needed for SFI's

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Pioneer has long called for the Statements of Financial Interests…

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…

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

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According to the online transparency tool OpentheBooks, there…

How does the Commonwealth Pay for Roads?

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Maintaining, safe, efficient public infrastructure challenges…

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…

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…

MBTA’s Green Line Extension is Getting Back on Track

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According to Pioneer’s MBTAanalysis.com, the MBTA’s Green…

Beacon Hill Needs to Get This Right - Right Now

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No one said it better than Justice Louis Brandeis. “Sunshine…

Underfunding OPEB - A Losing Strategy

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In addition to pensions, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and…

Everett on the Rise

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This year, the City of Everett is celebrating its 125th anniversary.…

Is it time to expand water transportation in Greater Boston?

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A recent Pioneer Institute report explored the benefits of increased…

Don't Stop the Momentum on T Reform

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Today, Pioneer Institute submits testimony in support of MBTA…

To Sign or Not to Sign? Considerations for University Athletics Contracts

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Collegiate sports continue to grow as an enormous commercial…

Managing Growth in Malden & Somerville: A Tale of Two Cities

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The influx of new residents into Boston and its surrounding communities…

Regulatory reform of the taxi industry is long overdue

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If the events of the last several months are any indication,…

How Do Alternative Investments Stack up in State Pensions?

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There are numerous expert opinion on the proper investment strategy…

The Crazy World of College Presidential Salaries Part 2: A Deeper Look

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Part 1 of this blog series on MA state colleges and universities…