Who’s to pay for affordable housing?

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Martha’s Vinyard and Nantucket residents are advocating for…

Digging Big into the state’s pocket

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Ouch. The state has documented $173 million in new Big Dig cost…

. . . and the 2007 BGC Runners-Up and Special Recognition Awards

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2007 Better Government Competition RUNNERS-UP Transforming a…

The 2007 Better Government Competition Winner is…

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Now in its 16th year, Pioneer Institute’s annual Better Government…

Cold Fusion with Common Household Items

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Our Governor has recently made some very public pronouncements…

How do you say “yippee” in French?

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Paris is six hours ahead. The polls will soon open. While things…

If you can make it there. . .

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Tom Menino has been mayor of Boston for roughly 14 years now.…

Today Pioneer, Tomorrow….

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Former Pioneer summer intern Brady Cassis starred as a quarterfinalist…

Unemployment Insurance — Why You Should Care

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The irascible Jon Keller gets it exactly right in a recent post…

Spend first, ask questions later…it worked for the Big Dig, right?

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Today's Globe offers another salvo in an ongoing barrage of education…

Which way to a greater Boston region?

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The indispensable Amy Dain reports from the provinces: Today…

Strategic Planning? We don’t need no stinkin’ planning.

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Our friend and Pioneer Board Member, Professor Joe Giglio has…

BGC – a forum for ideas

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Pioneer has already received a great deal of interest in its…

Yummm, 10:16 Lunch…….

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The Globe Magazine has a fascinating piece on the extended school…

Out of the Mouths of Grad Students

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Today's Globe has two interesting articles (one unintentionally…

Will Massachusetts’ economic recovery be short-lived?

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Good news, everyone. According to today's Boston Globe, Massachusetts'…

Wacky Pension Hijinks, Pt. 2?

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This morning's Globe raises some interesting questions about…

Wacky Pension-Related Hijinks

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Or maybe not so wacky. The estimable adamg over at Universal…

Psst… the Speaker may be trying to tell you something.

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First, Speaker DiMasi went to a Greater Boston Chamber breakfast…

Build it and they will come?

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I think we have heard that one before. So now we are going to…

A Plea For Slightly Less Integrated Transportation Planning

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The Herald's has done a fine job pointing out one of the dumb…

More Drapes? Enough with the drapes!

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Sometimes smart people cannot learn. We are smart people in Massachusetts.…

What a Difference 100 Days Makes……

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Remember the early days: "We strongly believe that good governance…

The Winter Moth

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As winter turns to spring, or the day of it, anyway, we can expect…

School Choice in Boston

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A brilliant author has crafted a masterwork on school choice,…

Earmarks and Elections

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As a young man I always marvelled that the day for filing my…

Be Careful What You Wish For: Participatory Democracy Dept.

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The relaunch of devalpatrick.com was accompanied by great fanfare,…

BAKER – LEVY HEALTHCARE SMACKDOWN!!!!!

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Ok, maybe that's a bit dramatic. Or a lot dramatic, but interesting…

Budget Minutiae – Part 2 of a 700 part series

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More interesting fun with amendments and earmarks -- What if…

Crime in Urban Areas – Perception and Reality

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At Pioneer's February conference on Revitalizing Middle Cities…