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

Pioneer Institute is thrilled to introduce five new members of…

Study Finds MassHealth’s Enhanced Eligibility Verification Saves $250 Million a Year

Reforms fixed MassHealth's $1.2 billion eligibility crisis, freed…

The Storrow Drive Tunnel Has The Lowest Sufficiency Rating In The Country, Why Hasn’t It Been Fixed Yet?

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If you live in or commute to Boston, chances are you’ve driven…

Setting a High Bar at Alma del Mar

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Alma del Mar Charter School in New Bedford, MA, is fighting for…

Join us on Oct. 16 for a Book Release Event: "The Fight for the Best Charter Public Schools in the Nation"

Join us for a lively discussion of Pioneer Institute's new book, The…

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…
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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…

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…