Who’s Responsible for the MBTA Retirement Fund

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It cannot have been a particularly merry Christmas for Stephen…

Public Statement Regarding the MBTA’s Lack of Transparency

The future finances of the MBTA’s employees depend on solid…

Open Letter to the Commissioners of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission

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Gaming Commission's Enhanced Ethics Code On October 24, 2013,…

Gaming the Gaming Commission’s “Enhanced Code of Ethics”?

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The Boston Globe published stories on November 21st and December…

Watertown Police Department stubbornly refuses electronic public records requests

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Despite repeated appeals to reason and official state guidance,…

An anniversary you may have missed

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With the acrimonious standoff in Congress bringing about the…

Lawrence’s Failed Public Pension System

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by Guest Blogger Rohit Chaparala Pioneer’s newest transparency…

When Is a Tax Not a Tax?

When is a tax not a tax? When no one pays it. That’s basically…

Basic information about IEP access lacking in Massachusetts public schools

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Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), geared at students whose…

Open the Boston taxicab “market” to competition

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The Boston Globe's Spotlight team has done a great job uncovering…

What would you do with a half-billion dollars?

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The next time you’re watching those dollars ring up at the…

‘Calling out’ the Secretary of State

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Secretary of State Bill Galvin didn’t waste time when…

Pioneer’s Transparency Update: “Sunshine Week” Edition

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With all the scandals that plague the Massachusetts State House,…

MassDOT won’t say who’s getting a free ride

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Our Commonwealth’s toll system doesn’t appear discriminating…

Revolving Door on Beacon Hill, Healthcare Edition

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It often goes unreported, but Beacon Hill does have a wide revolving door…

Lots of art, little science in transportation plan

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Rich Davey’s attempt at recreating the magic of Steve Jobs…

I could support the bottle bill if…

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Last year saw a lot of movement within the legislature on the…

SABIS Charter Lessons from Springfield

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MassReportCards.com data show some surprising information about graduation and college attendance rates in Springfield.

Inefficiency at Wellesley Schools stifles transparency

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Sometimes the smaller the bureaucracy gets, the more inefficient…

Stop grading Massachusetts transparency on a curve

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As Pioneer's Steve Poftak has pointed out, the Office for Administration…

2012 Massachusetts State Spending Map

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In 2012, Pioneer Institute proudly reprised this exciting online…

Massachusetts raced other states to win over doomed Evergreen Solar

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In my last post, I took a look at how surprisingly credulous…

Why did Evergreen Solar backers miss the Chinese threat?

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In reviewing hundreds of pages of documents related to Massachusetts'…

Could Solyndra have happened in Massachusetts?

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Solyndra could serve as a textbook case for the dangers of government…

In New England, Massachusetts leads job growth – for state employees

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I reached out about a month and a half ago to Governor Patrick's…