The Convention Center Authority’s Inflated Claims

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In the wake of our recent brief, Analyzing the Convention Center…

Press Release: New Book Aims to Make Mass. National Leader in Economic Mobility

Calls for changes in education, healthcare, the delivery of public…

Connaughton, Sivolella: Challenging the Legislature's Secrecy

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By Mary Z. Connaughton and John Sivolella Guest Columnists This…

Pioneer's Transparency Update: Sunshine Week Edition

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To some, it may seem insignificant in that police departments…

Introducing MassAnalysis: Online tool for comparing communities

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Want to benchmark your community against its peers? Want to bring…

Our Transparency Resolutions for 2015

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A new year lies ahead, and with it comes new opportunities to…

Boston Herald: Let’s put more light in sunshine law

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By J. Patrick Brown and Mary Connaughton. This op-ed originally…

For transparency advocates, with friends like Galvin ...

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A report in the Globe last week made public what those who deal…

The Ugly Truth About State Healthcare Costs

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Last week, Pioneer Institute released a report showing that the cost…

Public Statement on the New MBTA Union Contract

PIONEER INSTITUTE PUBLIC STATEMENT ON THE NEW MBTA UNION CONTRACT Yesterday,…

Study: MBTA Retirement Fund Failings a Cautionary Tale

Study Finds Poor Governance Structure, Lack of Accountability…

Government Transparency: A Step Forward

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Governor Deval Patrick launched the MassResults web page to…

Pioneer's Transparency Update: "Sunshine Week" Edition

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While sunshine in government operations should be a 365-day calling,…

Step it up, UMASS

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You've come a long way, baby! Or maybe not. It's been 42 years…

The Dog Ate DCF’s Report Card

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It looks like the besieged folks down at the Division of Children…

Let’s Not Waver on Testing: An Open Letter to MA Education Commissioner

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In the letter below, Pioneer Institute Executive Director Jim…

Somerville police want $780 for routine personnel records

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For the past several months, the Pioneer Institute and MuckRock…

Public Statement Regarding the MBTA's Lack of Transparency

The future finances of the MBTA’s employees depend on solid…

Open Letter to the Commissioners of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission

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Gaming Commission's Enhanced Ethics Code On October 24, 2013,…

Have the MBTA’s Retirement Plans Gone Off the Rails?

Study Finds Lack of Transparency and Chronic Underfunding Among…

Boston Herald: State often keeps public in dark

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Massachusetts performs dismally when it comes to government openness. Pending legislation filed by state Rep. Peter Kocot (D-Northampton) could begin to change that.

Watertown Police Department stubbornly refuses electronic public records requests

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Despite repeated appeals to reason and official state guidance,…

Have the T’s Retirement Plans Gone Off the Rails?

Study Finds Financial Condition of MBTA Retirement Plan Deteriorated…

Lawrence’s Failed Public Pension System

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by Guest Blogger Rohit Chaparala Pioneer’s newest transparency…

‘Runaway’ costs on rail & T

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http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/04/runaway_costs_on_rail_t http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/04/12/report-mbta-spending-out-of-control-on-employee-pay/ http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/21951093/2013/04/12/report-mbta-salaries-far-above-other-state-agencies The…

Boston Herald op-ed: Legislature must open up on spending

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Legislature must open up on spending  Monday, April 1, 2013 By: Mary…

Pioneer's Transparency Update: "Sunshine Week" Edition

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With all the scandals that plague the Massachusetts State House,…

Revolving Door on Beacon Hill, Healthcare Edition

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It often goes unreported, but Beacon Hill does have a wide revolving door…

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: A 2013 Pioneer Institute Release

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Pioneer's annual review of the Governor’s budget proposal.

Massachusetts Transparency: A long, long waiting game

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For over a year now, the Pioneer Institute has been pursuing a…