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…