A List of the Top Pension Earners in 2018

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The Massachusetts’ Teachers Retirement System and the Massachusetts…

MBTA Exhibits Worrying Vehicle Revenue Miles Trend

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Along with Philadelphia’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation…

Moving Forward into the Future: Enter the Better Government Competition

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Summer 2019 is starting and so far, the year has been full of…

Presenting Pioneer’s New Annual Report: "Shaping Our Future"

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We at Pioneer Institute work every day to promote policies that…

A Rational Voice on the State of American Higher Education and the Cost Crisis

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At a time of increasing disruption in the higher education marketplace,…

The Connection Between Property Taxes and Pension Funding

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A recent study from economist Evgenia Gorina, published in the…

MassAnalysis: The scoop on Massachusetts municipal crime data

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Preventing crime is a key concern for communities across Massachusetts.…

MassAnalysis: In search of a strong financial footing

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You don't have to be a member of the Finance Committee to know…

Three Cheers for the MBTA’s Perq Commuter Benefits Program

Late last year, the MBTA rolled out a promotional campaign to…

ICYMI: U.S. HHS Secretary Alex Azar's Remarks on Healthcare Price Transparency, Opioid Crisis, HIV Epidemic & More

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This past Monday, Pioneer held the 13th annual Hewitt Healthcare…

Time to Say "Cut" on Massachusetts' Film Tax Credit?

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State Senate President Karen Spilka is taking preliminary steps…

Prepare for Town Budget Season with MassWatch

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Online tools to understand your community's financial condition…

MassOpenBooks: A look inside MassPort

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Every day, thousands of passengers pass through Logan Airport,…

MBTAAnalysis: A look inside the MBTA

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The MBTA shuttles over a million passengers a day around Greater…

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…

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…