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…

Spending on Students: How Does Groton Compare?

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Massachusetts is known for the strength of its K-12 education. …

Q & A on the Status of Senate Amendment 1031 (the Keenan/Pacheco Amendment)

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On Thursday May 25, 2017, the Massachusetts Senate adopted an…

Report Calls on FMCB to Seek Legislative Intervention on Projected 18-Year, $1.485 Billion T Pension Shortfall

New evaluation commissioned by MBTA projects T contributions…

Groton’s Tax Base Dilemma

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Among 15 peer municipalities, Groton’s commercial tax yield…

Commemorating The 100th Anniversary Of U.S. Entry Into World War I

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On Tuesday, April 4th, at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for…

Governor's Plan to Cap Healthcare Provider Prices Misses the Mark

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The Governor filed a number of healthcare market reform proposals…

Getting the T Back on Track

The reforms that the Massachusetts Legislature advanced at the…

Ensuring a secure financial future for older adults

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Every day, 10,000 Americans turn age 65. Adults over this age…

Auditing the New Transparency Law: Where are the Records Access Officers?

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With the advent of the Baker administration, Massachusetts transparency…

Study: MA Charter Public Schools Have Lower Attrition Rates Than Sending School Districts

Charters also seeing higher special needs enrollment, helping…

Op-ed: Will DeVos avoid the Beltway education trap?

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By Jim Stergios and Charles Chieppo Read this op-ed online…