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WWLP Springfield
Baker: Bridgewater State Hospital recommendations due by year’s endthat called for shifting control of the facility away from the Department of Co
Baker: Bridgewater State Hospital recommendations due by year’s end
WWLP Springfield / Posted yesterday
that called for shifting control of the facility away from the Department of Correction, coming less than two weeks after a Pioneer Institute policy brief suggested Bridgewater State Hospital be run through a partnership with the Department of... Read more
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The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
50 Activists attend meeting as UMass Board of Trustees approves motion of divestment from fossil fuel companiessaid O’Neil. “I think that’s really a publicity thing.” One trustee called the
50 Activists attend meeting as UMass Board of Trustees approves motion of divestment from fossil fuel companies
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian / Posted 12 days ago
said O’Neil. “I think that’s really a publicity thing.” One trustee called the board’s attention to a report from the Pioneer Institute and UMass President Marty Meehan’s rebuttal in a Boston Globe column. The report argued that UMass admits... Read more
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Boston Herald
MBTA police reveal retirees’ payand Best did not return messages seeking comment yesterday. Greg Sullivan, the
MBTA police reveal retirees’ pay
Boston Herald / Posted 13 days ago
and Best did not return messages seeking comment yesterday. Greg Sullivan, the research direc­tor at the Pioneer Institute, said the bigger issue is the un­funded liability of the system, which taxpayers are also on the hook... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Report: Solitary confinement changes, state hospital reforms neededout Tuesday calls on state officials to reform the solitary confinement practic
Report: Solitary confinement changes, state hospital reforms needed
WWLP Springfield / Posted 15 days ago
out Tuesday calls on state officials to reform the solitary confinement practices in Massachusetts prisons and jails. The Pioneer Institute brief also suggests the Department of Correction (DOC) involve the Department of Mental Health in oversight... Read more
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Boston Globe
Massport moves ahead with downsized plans for convention center hotelis probably what should have happened from the outset,” said Greg Sullivan, res
Massport moves ahead with downsized plans for convention center hotel
Boston Globe / Posted 15 days ago
is probably what should have happened from the outset,” said Greg Sullivan, research director at the right-leaning Pioneer Institute and a vocal critic of the convention center expansion. “What a difference the governor’s decision has... Read more
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Boston Globe
Convention business at risk in wake of shelved expansionChieppo, who has fought the convention center expansion for years as a senior f
Convention business at risk in wake of shelved expansion
Boston Globe / Posted 15 days ago
Chieppo, who has fought the convention center expansion for years as a senior fellow with the conservative Pioneer Institute, said it is common for event planners to complain when a construction project gets shelved. The more space... Read more
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Boston Globe
New schedules, continued losses temper progress by Keoliswon the contract with the conditions known,” said Mary Z. Connaughton, a direct
New schedules, continued losses temper progress by Keolis
Boston Globe / Posted 17 days ago
won the contract with the conditions known,” said Mary Z. Connaughton, a director at the fiscally-conservative-leaning Pioneer Institute. “To that extent, the T is subsidizing Keolis” by not imposing the penalties, she said. The cooperation... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 3Bay Transportation Authority retirement fund an "expensive luxury" for the T, i
Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 3
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 20 days ago
Bay Transportation Authority retirement fund an "expensive luxury" for the T, its workers and Massachusetts taxpayers. The Pioneer Institute estimates that the fund's value would have about $900 million higher at the end of 2014 had its assets been... Read more
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Boston Globe
Independent retirement fund for MBTA workers costlyBay Transportation Authority retirement fund an “expensive luxury” for the T, i
Independent retirement fund for MBTA workers costly
Boston Globe / Posted 20 days ago
Bay Transportation Authority retirement fund an “expensive luxury” for the T, its workers and Massachusetts taxpayers. The Pioneer Institute, a conservative-leaning think tank, estimated Thursday that the fund’s value would have been about $900... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 11Bay Transportation Authority retirement fund an "expensive luxury" for the T, i
Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 11
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 20 days ago
Bay Transportation Authority retirement fund an "expensive luxury" for the T, its workers and Massachusetts taxpayers. The Pioneer Institute estimates that the fund's value would have about $900 million higher at the end of 2014 had its assets been... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Independent retirement fund for MBTA workers costlyBay Transportation Authority retirement fund an "expensive luxury" for the T, i
Independent retirement fund for MBTA workers costly
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 20 days ago
Bay Transportation Authority retirement fund an "expensive luxury" for the T, its workers and Massachusetts taxpayers. The Pioneer Institute, a conservative-leaning think tank, estimated Thursday that the fund's value would have been about $900... Read more
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Boston Globe
Baker administration pressing T pension to move into state fundat the $1.5 billion retirement fund for transit workers. According to research
Baker administration pressing T pension to move into state fund
Boston Globe / Posted 20 days ago
at the $1.5 billion retirement fund for transit workers. According to research set to be released Thursday by the Pioneer Institute, the MBTA pension fund would have $260 million in additional assets if it had been invested with the... Read more
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Boston Herald
T cops pension fund won’t open booksto be open, forthcoming and to comply with the law.” Greg Sullivan, the former
T cops pension fund won’t open books
Boston Herald / Posted 21 days ago
to be open, forthcoming and to comply with the law.” Greg Sullivan, the former state inspector general who is now at the Pioneer Institute, said, “The very idea that they would withhold information from the people who are paying the bills is an... Read more
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Boston Globe
Why something called the ‘Pacheco law’ is an MBTA battlegroundcontinues after gallery Old photos of the MBTA What are the effects of the la
Why something called the ‘Pacheco law’ is an MBTA battleground
Boston Globe / Posted 22 days ago
continues after gallery Old photos of the MBTA What are the effects of the law? It depends on who you ask. The Pioneer Institute, a fiscally conservative-leaning Massachusetts policy analysis group, says the law has cost the T hundreds... Read more
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Boston Herald
State ranks 49th in fiscal solvency studyto elected officials in Massachusetts,” said former state Inspector General Gre
State ranks 49th in fiscal solvency study
Boston Herald / Posted 27 days ago
to elected officials in Massachusetts,” said former state Inspector General Greg Sullivan, now a government watchdog at the Pioneer Institute. “Looming beyond the horizon is billions of dollars of unfunded obligations. ... We’ve got to confront... Read more
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Boston Globe
UMass defends merit aid to attract out-of-state studentsshould the taxpayers be paying to provide scholarships to out-of-state students
UMass defends merit aid to attract out-of-state students
Boston Globe / Posted 27 days ago
should the taxpayers be paying to provide scholarships to out-of-state students?” Greg Sullivan, research director at the Pioneer Institute, asked the Globe. UMass president Martin Meehan; UMass Amherst chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, and Larry... Read more
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Boston Globe
Majority of merit scholarship money at UMass Amherst goes to out of state studentscountry and around the world,’’ Subbaswamy said in a statement. But some obser
Majority of merit scholarship money at UMass Amherst goes to out of state students
Boston Globe / Posted a month ago
country and around the world,’’ Subbaswamy said in a statement. But some observers, including the conservative think tank Pioneer Institute, question whether the public university is living up to its duty to serve the residents of its own... Read more
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Boston Globe
Majority of merit scholarship money at UMass Amherst goes to out of state studentscountry and around the world,’’ Subbaswamy said in a statement. But some obser
Majority of merit scholarship money at UMass Amherst goes to out of state students
Boston Globe / Posted a month ago
country and around the world,’’ Subbaswamy said in a statement. But some observers, including the conservative think tank Pioneer Institute, question whether the public university is living up to its duty to serve the residents of its own... Read more

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