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…

With Evergreen Solar, Massachusetts dreamed of kickstarting a new economy

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"I've said all along, if Massachusetts can get clean energy technology…

Benefit of the doubt? Not for Murray

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Lieut. Gov. Tim Murray has forfeited the benefit of the doubt. Murray,…

2012 Massachusetts State Spending Map

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In 2012, Pioneer Institute proudly reprised this exciting online…

Massachusetts raced other states to win over doomed Evergreen Solar

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In my last post, I took a look at how surprisingly credulous…

Why did Evergreen Solar backers miss the Chinese threat?

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In reviewing hundreds of pages of documents related to Massachusetts'…

Does Mass. exclude low-achievers from national education tests?

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Last week, in reporting the national test results on how our…

What will adoption of national standards cost Massachusetts schools?

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It’s always struck me as odd that with all the talk about…

Could Solyndra have happened in Massachusetts?

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Solyndra could serve as a textbook case for the dangers of government…

Patrick Admin’s Misdiagnosis on ACA Transparency

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This post was co-written by Michael Morisy. During this year’s…

Will Massachusetts’ Evergreen Solar secrets go to the grave with it?

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Now that Evergreen Solar is filing for bankruptcy, the question…