School Choice Booming on Cape Cod

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Each year, millions of dollars flow from one school system to…

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Even the casual observer has probably heard that Massachusetts…

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

Additional units could help ease housing shortage BOSTON—A…

Parking Fine Hikes in Boston: a step in Go Boston 2030’s Larger Plan

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On July 2, 2018, parking ticket fines in Boston increased substantially.…

Inspired by America’s past, facing future challenges

As we celebrate America’s birth, we are reminded that this…

Public Statement: Janus v. AFSCME Decision

Pioneer Institute applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion…
the Boston skyline overlaid with money.

Which State Employees Make More than the Boss?

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In 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections had 20 employees…

Public Statement: SJC Decision on Prop 80

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

Policy Brief: UMass Has a Spending Problem

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Author: Greg Sullivan Date: 6/6/2018 Pioneer's Director of…

Public Statement: Admission Bias Against Massachusetts Residents

Freshman admission to the University of Massachusetts’ flagship…

Troubling takeaways from the SJC ruling on charter schools

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These would be the best of times for Boston public charter…

Education spending influences demographic trends at even the smallest scale

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The Metropolitan Area Planning Council has a habit of solving…

Study Finds MA Inter-District School Choice Program a Success, but Should Be Updated

Policy makers should raise tuition rate, cap on program enrollment BOSTON…

How does the Commonwealth Pay for Roads?

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Maintaining, safe, efficient public infrastructure challenges…

Op-ed: Time is right to study Jefferson in our schools

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By Jamie Gass and Will Fitzhugh "Students of reading, writing,…

What can be learned from the Commonwealth's new 9-1-1 system?

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The State 9-1-1 Department recently finished building an enhanced…

Which Cape Cod Town has the Best Summertime Revenue Take?

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The towns of the Cape and Islands have economies built around…

Top 10 Government Transparency Resolutions for 2018

We hear the word transparency a lot these days. Whether it's…

Beacon Hill Needs to Get This Right - Right Now

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No one said it better than Justice Louis Brandeis. “Sunshine…

Introducing the Newest Members of Pioneer Institute's Board of Directors

Read the full biographies for all of the new members of Pioneer…

Study: Ferry Service Could Provide Opportunity for MBTA Expansion without Huge Upfront Costs

Read press coverage of this report in the Boston Herald: Study…

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…

Time for Boston to open up to limited service clinics

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As a little girl I have a dim memory of my mother taking me to…

The Crazy World of College Presidential Salaries Part 2: A Deeper Look

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Part 1 of this blog series on MA state colleges and universities…

Understanding the Downgrade

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S&P Global Ratings (S&P) recently downgraded Commonwealth…

Pioneer Institute Announces Winner of 26th Annual Better Government Competition

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MIT AgeLab Founder, Massachusetts Governor to Headline Awards…