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MassAnalysis: Drawing data-based comparisons between cities and towns

Massachusetts has 351 cities and towns—a constellation of communities…
June 18, 2019/by Eamon McCarthy Earls

The Connection Between Property Taxes and Pension Funding

A recent study from economist Evgenia Gorina, published in the…
May 1, 2019/by Alex Muresianu

Time to Say “Cut” on Massachusetts’ Film Tax Credit?

State Senate President Karen Spilka is taking preliminary steps…
April 12, 2019/by Alex Muresianu

A Primer on Secondary Revenue Sources for Local Governments

Using Pioneer Institute’s MassAnalysis tool, one can find information…
March 22, 2019/by Alex Muresianu

Coastal Towns Charge the Most Permit Fees Per Capita in Massachusetts

One of the ways local governments raise revenue is by requiring…
March 15, 2019/by Alex Muresianu

The State Legislature Should Steer Clear of New Occupational Licensing Laws

The reach of occupational licensing laws has expanded greatly…
February 28, 2019/by Alex Muresianu

Co-author of Landmark Longfellow Bridge Study Optimistic about State Infrastructure Maintenance Investments

BOSTON - Reconstruction of the Longfellow Bridge is now complete,…
November 19, 2018/by Editorial Staff

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

If you live in or commute to Boston, chances are you’ve driven…
October 10, 2018/by Jay Anderson

What impact do Massachusetts home prices have on Boston commuters?

Massachusetts is commonly ranked one of the most expensive states…
August 31, 2018/by Jay Anderson

The Opioid Crisis’ Wealth Window: There’s a Network of Overdoses on the East Coast

Billerica, Massachusetts is a quaint town of 40,000 people in…
August 17, 2018/by Kaila Webb

Blandford’s Police Resignation Could Shed Light on Underlying Issues

Last week, the Town of Blandford’s police force resigned en…
August 8, 2018/by Amy Tournas

Got Milk? The Answer Might Soon Be No in Massachusetts

It’s not a good time to be a dairy farmer in Massachusetts,…
July 30, 2018/by Kaila Webb

A Public Transit that Neglects Its Public

Two of a community’s most important hubs are its colleges and…
July 26, 2018/by Kaila Webb

Public Statement: The State Legislature’s Answer to the Janus Decision: The Employee Coercion & Intimidation Act

Pioneer has previously referred to a “Tammany Hall-like nexus”…
July 26, 2018/by Editorial Staff

Should Boston want to be the home of Amazon’s second headquarters?

Amazon is the kind of company whose mere presence is enough to…
July 17, 2018/by Andrew Mikula

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

Additional units could help ease housing shortage

BOSTON—A…
July 17, 2018/by Editorial Staff

Investing in commercial development may ease fiscal woes without affecting crime

Bedford, Massachusetts is a suburban town of about 14,000 in…
July 5, 2018/by Andrew Mikula

Boston is a global city. Here’s why that status is threatened

Boston is often touted as a “global city.” A quick Google…
June 28, 2018/by Andrew Mikula

Newburyport, Abington and Beyond: How Should Massachusetts Towns Prepare for Legalized Recreational Marijuana?

Recreational marijuana businesses are legal in Massachusetts…
June 25, 2018/by Jay Anderson

Which State Employees Make More than the Boss?

In 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections had 20 employees…
June 19, 2018/by Kaila Webb

Public Statement: SJC Decision on Prop 80

Pioneer Institute and its public-interest law initiative, PioneerLegal,…
June 18, 2018/by Editorial Staff