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MBTAAnalysis: A look inside the MBTA

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The MBTA shuttles over a million passengers a day around Greater…

The Clock is Ticking…….

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The clock is ticking towards December 30, 2017.  As part of…

Enacting ‘Millionaires’ Taxes’ Will Set Back State Recoveries

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Even as countless citizens and businesses are struggling, many state governments are faced with large deficits that hinder their ability to help. As a result, some, such as Massachusetts, are considering raising taxes on high-earners to generate revenue. But in its report, “Connecticut’s Dangerous Game: How the Nation’s Wealthiest State Scared Off Businesses and Worsened Its Financial Crisis,” the Boston-based Pioneer Institute provides a cautionary tale about the dangers of going down the path taken by the Bay State’s neighbor, Connecticut.

Contracting with private providers could avert MBTA cuts

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In response to a collapse in MBTA service in the winter of 2015, the newly formed Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) set the authority on a course of bold reforms. The COVID-19 pandemic is once again presenting new and significant challenges to T leadership that require a rethinking of how service is delivered to stave off painful service cuts.

Sensible police reform includes changing ‘qualified immunity’ laws

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Even in a time of painful divisions in our country, there is little doubt among people of good faith that what Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers did to George Floyd was criminal. If they are indeed convicted of a felony, how is it that the former officers could very well be immune from civil liability?

Getting the T Back on Track

The reforms that the Massachusetts Legislature advanced at the…

Study: Refocus on Workfare to Lift Mass. Residents from Poverty

Two decades after welfare reform, only 7.3 percent of Mass. recipients…

Boston Herald: New convention center math

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This article was published in the Boston Herald on June 9, 2014. Author:…

Convention Center Expansion Pricetag: $5 Billion in Foregone Revenue

Convention Center Expansion Would Cost About $5 Billion in Foregone…

New Report: Massachusetts’ Tech Tax an Unnecessary Detour

Report Finds Revenue Not Only Option for Plugging Transportation…

Driving Reform: New Study on Real Solutions to Our Transportation Challenges

STUDY: TIE NEW FUNDING TO PERFORMANCE, IMPLEMENTATION OF TRANSPORTATION…

Attracting Business Without Giving Away the Store

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http://www.governing.com/blogs/bfc/col-state-tax-incentive-economic-development-pew-study.html Each…