The Connection Between Property Taxes and Pension Funding

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

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

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State Senate President Karen Spilka is taking preliminary steps…

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…

The State Legislature Should Steer Clear of New Occupational Licensing Laws

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The reach of occupational licensing laws has expanded greatly…

Co-author of Landmark Longfellow Bridge Study Optimistic about State Infrastructure Maintenance Investments

BOSTON - Reconstruction of the Longfellow Bridge is now complete,…

Public Statement: The State Legislature’s Answer to the Janus Decision: The Employee Coercion & Intimidation Act

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Pioneer has previously referred to a “Tammany Hall-like nexus”…

Should Boston want to be the home of Amazon’s second headquarters?

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Amazon is the kind of company whose mere presence is enough to…

Study: Boston-Area Communities Should Loosen Restrictions for Accessory Dwelling Units

Additional units could help ease housing shortage BOSTON—A…

Boston is a global city. Here’s why that status is threatened

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Boston is often touted as a “global city.” A quick Google…

Public Statement: SJC Decision on Prop 80

Pioneer Institute and its public-interest law initiative, PioneerLegal,…

Public Statement: Admission Bias Against Massachusetts Residents

Freshman admission to the University of Massachusetts’ flagship…

Pioneer's Rebuttal to Professor Cristobal Young's Reply

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Pioneer Institute's Greg Sullivan offers a rebuttal to Stanford…

Inadequate Inflation Adjustment Factor Will Subject Increasing Numbers of People to So-Called “Millionaires” Tax

Would take particular toll on those relying on home value appreciation…

Proposition 80 Won’t Generate $1.9 Billion Annual Projected Revenue

Passage of November 2018 ballot measure will make Massachusetts…

Proposition 80 Will Increase Out-Migration of High Earners and Businesses

Passage of November 2018 ballot measure would jeopardize Massachusetts’…

Study: New Federal Tax Law Would Exacerbate Economic Damage of Prop 80

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This report earned media coverage on WGBH radio, WBZ radio,…

Report: Economic Freedom Up Slightly Across U.S.

Massachusetts ranks 13th in North American index BOSTON - Massachusetts…

Everett on the Rise

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

Study: Proposition 80 Would Give MA 2nd Highest Combined State & Federal Capital Gains Tax Rate in U.S.

Read coverage of this report in the Boston Herald: "Study: ‘Millionaire’s…

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,…

A Safe Bet For Massachusetts

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As talk heats up around town about a possible deal to sell and…

Key takeaways from new ride-for-hire legislation

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There is, fortunately, no major cause for concern in the bill…

Leveling the Playing Field for the Taxi Industry

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As a Massachusetts state legislative committee considers a contentious…

Key considerations for regulating ridesharing in Massachusetts

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Earlier this month, the most recent piece of legislation to come…