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Boston Globe
Access to health-care prices doesn’t lower spending, study findsAnd some patients equate higher prices with higher quality. Barbara Anthony —
Access to health-care prices doesn’t lower spending, study finds
Boston Globe / Posted 14 hours ago
And some patients equate higher prices with higher quality. Barbara Anthony — senior fellow in health care at the Pioneer Institute, a nonprofit think tank with a free-market, limited- government philosophy — said the study’s main message... Read more
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Boston Globe
MBTA fiscal control board to vote on new T debt planfor it to vote on, or the broader Department of Transportation board. Iliya At
MBTA fiscal control board to vote on new T debt plan
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
for it to vote on, or the broader Department of Transportation board. Iliya Atanasov, senior fellow on finance at the Pioneer Institute, a Boston think tank that has been critical of the T’s management, at the meeting Monday called the new... Read more
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WBUR Boston
City Councilor Comes To Walsh’s Defense After Report Ties Mayor To Probewas still the head of Boston’s Building Trades. Greg Sullivan, longtime Massac
City Councilor Comes To Walsh’s Defense After Report Ties Mayor To Probe
WBUR Boston / Posted 7 days ago
was still the head of Boston’s Building Trades. Greg Sullivan, longtime Massachusetts inspector general who is now at the Pioneer Institute, says the implications could be serious. “The issue at hand is whether the permitting agencies in Boston... Read more
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Boston Herald
MBTA plans to close door on fare cheatsbackup. “I think they’re heading in the right direction by trying to come up w
MBTA plans to close door on fare cheats
Boston Herald / Posted 8 days ago
backup. “I think they’re heading in the right direction by trying to come up with a solution,” added Sullivan, now of the Pioneer Institute and a daily commuter rail rider himself. “But it’s going to be a challenge.” Keolis said it estimates that... Read more
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Denver Post
Colorado's school testing laws are harming educationpay to technology requirements. The costs to implement the law and its reforms
Colorado's school testing laws are harming education
Denver Post / Posted 15 days ago
pay to technology requirements. The costs to implement the law and its reforms were extraordinary, estimated by the Pioneer Institute at $213 million (excluding federal grants), most of which were passed on to the districts as unfunded... Read more
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Boston Herald
T crackdown on sick leave slices OT costs, dropped bus tripsand if they continue on that trend that’s very much a positive for the state an
T crackdown on sick leave slices OT costs, dropped bus trips
Boston Herald / Posted 20 days ago
and if they continue on that trend that’s very much a positive for the state and the riders,” said Mary Connaughton of the Pioneer Institute, who has raised the alarm about T workers padding their pensions with hundreds of thousands of unused paid... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Bid to allow towns to forgo Civil Service has former veterans concerneda municipality decides to do so, it's routinely approved by the Legislature," s
Bid to allow towns to forgo Civil Service has former veterans concerned
Lowell Sun / Posted 23 days ago
a municipality decides to do so, it's routinely approved by the Legislature," said Greg Sullivan, research director at the Pioneer Institute, a think tank and research organization. "In some respects, this just makes things easier for them." That's... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Report adds to debate over prescription cost disclosuresof pricing methodologies would discourage drug development and lead to higher l
Report adds to debate over prescription cost disclosures
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 26 days ago
of pricing methodologies would discourage drug development and lead to higher long-term costs.The study, conducted by the Pioneer Institute, charges that disclosure mandates would add administrative costs, consequently discouraging development and... Read more
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Market Watch
Obama, and Massachusetts, have a plan to stop the next Martin Shkrelitimeline, which can last 12 years, by one estimate. A new report, out late Wed
Obama, and Massachusetts, have a plan to stop the next Martin Shkreli
Market Watch / Posted 27 days ago
timeline, which can last 12 years, by one estimate. A new report, out late Wednesday from free market, Boston-based group Pioneer Institute, goes even further, suggesting drug transparency would be self-defeating and instead increase the price of... Read more
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Boston Globe
Senator Montigny open to options on drug costs as showdown over price caps loomsare mobilizing against the legislation ahead of a hearing Monday before a key l
Senator Montigny open to options on drug costs as showdown over price caps looms
Boston Globe / Posted 27 days ago
are mobilizing against the legislation ahead of a hearing Monday before a key legislative committee. A new paper from the Pioneer Institute, a free market-oriented think tank, says the bill would discourage companies from doing business in... Read more
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Boston Globe
General Electric is a $145 million bet. How will we know if Massachusetts won?initiative. A 2014 Northeastern University study credits the program with help
General Electric is a $145 million bet. How will we know if Massachusetts won?
Boston Globe / Posted 28 days ago
initiative. A 2014 Northeastern University study credits the program with helping to create 11,300 direct jobs. Meanwhile, Pioneer Institute, a fiscal conservative think tank, released an analysis calculating that the initiative produced 571 direct... Read more
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Boston Globe
New website help patients comparison shop for health careinformation remains a challenge, according to a report, “Mass. Hospitals Weak o
New website help patients comparison shop for health care
Boston Globe / Posted 30 days ago
information remains a challenge, according to a report, “Mass. Hospitals Weak on Price Transparency,” conducted by the Pioneer Institute, a public policy research organization in Boston. Researchers struggled to obtain prices from 22... Read more

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