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So the State Takes Over the MBTA's Debt …

Multiple voices have suggested during this debate that the state take over the MBTA’s Big Dig Debt. Just yesterday, transportation secretary Richard Davey added his […]

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The Political Elegance of the MBTA's Deficit Solution

(Photo via iStockphoto.) If you want the details of yesterday’s MBTA deficit solution, take a look at Jason Schwartz’s wrap-up or read it for yourself. […]

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The Political Elegance of the MBTA's Deficit Solution

(Photo via iStockphoto.) If you want the details of yesterday’s MBTA deficit solution, take a look at Jason Schwartz’s wrap-up or read it for yourself. […]

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The Political Elegance of the MBTA's Deficit Solution

(Photo via iStockphoto.) If you want the details of yesterday’s MBTA deficit solution, take a look at Jason Schwartz’s wrap-up or read it for yourself. […]

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No, Not Again, MBTA

As a here-and-there commuter rail passenger, it’s depressing that a plan to replace almost 20 percent of the commuter rail’s passenger cars is now at […]

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The Patrick Administration's Guide to the Public Records Law

This post is co-authored with Pioneer’s partner, Muckrock, which has extensive experience with public records requests at the federal, state, and municipal level. Hot on […]

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The Patrick Administration's Guide to the Public Records Law

This post is co-authored with Pioneer’s partner, Muckrock, which has extensive experience with public records requests at the federal, state, and municipal level. Hot on […]

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The Patrick Administration's Guide to the Public Records Law

This post is co-authored with Pioneer’s partner, Muckrock, which has extensive experience with public records requests at the federal, state, and municipal level. Hot on […]

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How Can Massachusetts Give Away Millions Without a Paper Trail?

Our next adventure in accountability and transparency in state government (see here and here for previous posts) starts with the Executive Office of Housing and […]

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Calling for Transparency for UMass Law School

(See Correction/Clarification Below) All this week, I’ll be taking a look at our state government’s uneasy relationship with transparency. In an effort to aid in […]

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Massachusetts (Lack of) Transparency

Our friends over at MassPIRG took advantage of last week’s “Sunshine Week” theme to give the Patrick Administration an “A-“ for state spending transparency. Pioneer […]

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Why Does Steve Grossman Hate the Poor?

The Boston Foundation has put out an interesting document: City of Ideas: Reinventing Boston’s Innovation Economy. In it, they conclude that that state lottery (run […]

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Fund the MBTA, or People Will Die!

Got your attention? The Metropolitan Area Planning Council got mine earlier this week with their finding that implementation of the MBTA’s two deficit reduction scenarios […]

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Revising the MBTA

Taking a break from the MBTA finance wars, we look at that little Venn diagram overlap between transit enthusiasts and infographic fans: the world of […]

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Saved by the Nanny State!

Yesterday’s Globe brought news of an initiative by the City of Boston to move folks out of emergency rooms and into Community Health Centers for […]