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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…

Police Unions & the Public Trust: How public sector unions obstruct good policing

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Join Joe Selvaggi and Pioneer Institute’s executive director Jim Stergios for a conversation with Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby about his recent opinion piece on the need to abolish police unions.

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?

MassAnalysis: The scoop on Massachusetts municipal crime data

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Preventing crime is a key concern for communities across Massachusetts.…

Blandford’s Police Resignation Could Shed Light on Underlying Issues

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Last week, the Town of Blandford’s police force resigned en…

Making Troopers Transparent: At What Cost?

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In May 2018, The Boston Globe reported on its effort to gain…

Top Methuen Police Officials Poised to Earn Far More than State Police (even including the State Police Overtime)

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The city of Methuen is currently facing a budget crisis primarily…

Somerville police want $780 for routine personnel records

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

Government Effectiveness Index: A Cross-State Survey

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Author: James Stergios, Director of Research, Pioneer Institute The…