This Week at Pioneer

As the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of ObamaCare, Pioneer is hitting the airwaves to talk about the amicus brief we signed, what happens if the Court strikes down the law, and our blueprint for state-based reform, The Great Experiment.

Since releasing the book last week, Jim Stergios and Josh Archambault have been featured in columns by the Wall Street Journal’s Kim Strassel, syndicated columnists Cal Thomas and Debra Saunders, as well as the Washington Times, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, Nightside with Dan Rea, The Emily Rooney Show, The Jeff Katz Show, and many more. You can catch Josh on WRKO’s Tom & Todd Show this Friday at 8 am! Check out our Facebook page for all the latest buzz! http://www.facebook.com/Pionee…

Join us next Thursday, April 5th, for our annual Hewitt Health Care Lecture featuring a conversation between healthcare experts, Dr. Don Berwick and Jim Capretta on “The Future of Medicare and Medicaid.” Click here for details:

http://www.pioneerinstitute.or…

RSVP to bpatterson at pioneerinstitute.org

We were pretty surprised last week when MassPIRG gave the Patrick Administration an “A-” on state spending transparency. We beg to differ! Pioneer’s Steve Poftak and Mary Connaughton have been working with our partner, MuckRock, to promote more open and accountable government. Read their findings here, beginning with “The Patrick Administration’s Guide to the Public Records Law: How to make sure people don’t get the information they request in 10 easy steps“:

http://blogs.bostonmagazine.co…

Less than two weeks left to enter Pioneer’s 2012 Better Government Competition for your chance to win $10,000! We want your ideas for this year’s theme – federal programs that can be devolved to the states across the following policy areas: Education, Healthcare, Regulations, Urban Redevelopment, Transportation, Interstate Commerce, Banking and Finance, and any others you can think of.

Click here to learn more about the contest and three easy ways to enter!

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Last week, Pioneer rolled out our new book, The Great Experiment: the States, the Feds and Your Healthcare. Get your copy today! We’re excited that the book is playing a role in the national buzz about next week’s Supreme Court hearing on the constitutionality of ObamaCare.  Nationally syndicated columnist Cal Thomas praised the book in his piece this week:

Chicago Tribune, Washington Examiner, Columbus (OH) Dispatch, Sacramento Bee, Greensboro (NC) News & Record, as well as Lowell Sun, the Modesto (CA) Bee, Fresno (CA) Bee, Sun Journal (Lewiston, ME), Bowling Green (KY) Daily News, Worthington (MN) Daily Globe, Florence (AL) Times Daily, The Daily Times (Salisbury, MD), Ogdensburg (NY) Advance-News, Jefferson City (MO) News-Tribune, Carthage (NY) Republican Tribune, Massena (NY) Daily Courier-Observer, Casa Grande (AZ) Dispatch, Malone (NY) Telegram, and St. Lawrence Plaindealer (Canton, NY).

Other coverage and op-eds on the book have appeared in The Hill, Boston Herald, Albany Times Union, Hanford (CA) Sentinel, The (Portland) Oregonian, Youngstown (OH) Vindicator, Arizona Daily Star (Tucson), Press of Atlantic City (NJ), The Record (Bergen County/Hackensack, NJ), Daytona Beach News-Journal, Tampa Tribune, Waterbury (CT) Republican American, as well as the Butler (PA) Eagle, Charleston (WV) Gazette, Lawton (OK) Constitution, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Willimantic (CT) Chronicle.

Read Pioneer’s Steve Poftak on Massachusetts’ (Lack of) Transparency when it comes to public access to public information: http://blogs.bostonmagazine.co…

And be sure to check out our great new graphic on this: http://blogs.bostonmagazine.co…

Please Join Us on April 5th for our 2012 Hewitt Health Care Lecture: “The Future of Medicare and Medicaid” featuring Dr. Don Berwick and Jim Capretta of the Ethics and Public Policy Center  

http://www.pioneerinstitute.or…

Less than one month left to enter Pioneer’s 2012 Better Government Competition for your chance to win $10,000! We want your ideas for this year’s theme – federal programs that can be devolved to the states across the following policy areas: Education, Healthcare, Regulations, Urban Redevelopment, Transportation, Interstate Commerce, Banking and Finance, and any others you can think of.

Click here to learn more about the contest and three easy ways to enter!

We hope that you’ll visit us at: http://www.pioneerinstitute.or…  

And consider becoming more involved in our important work by:

– Attending our events

– Signing up for our e-updates http://visitor.r20.constantcon…  

– Liking us (and commenting!) on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Pionee…

– Following us on Twitter http://twitter.com/PioneerBoston and/or

– Making a donation http://www.pioneerinstitute.or…

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Pioneer Releases New Book:

The Great Experiment: The States, The Feds and Your Healthcare

Get your copy now!

http://greatexperiment.org/

WITH FEDERAL HEALTH LAW FACING SUPREME COURT TEST, NEW BOOK OFFERS ALTERNATIVE

http://greatexperiment.org/

Press Release: http://pioneerinstitute.org/pd…

Check out our coverage and op-eds on the new book, the health care debate, so-called RomneyCare, ObamaCare, and the path forward to state-based solutions:

The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/healt…

Boston Herald

http://bostonherald.com/news/o…

(Cleveland) Plain Dealer

http://www.cleveland.com/opini…

Lima (OH) News

http://www.limaohio.com/opinio…

Tampa Tribune

http://www2.tbo.com/news/opini…

Waterbury (CT) Republican American

http://www.rep-am.com/articles…

Hanford (CA) Sentinel

http://www.hanfordsentinel.com…

The (Portland) Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/opin…

Youngstown (OH) Vindicator

http://www.vindy.com/news/2012…

Join us tomorrow for an exciting education forum with national education experts Kevin Chavous & Jay Greene, and former MA House Speaker and WRKO Talk Show HostTom Finneran, and a lively panel with the ACLU, American Federation of Teachers, Alliance for School Choice, and more!  Here’s a preview of our keynote speaker, Kevin Chavous, who was on WRKO’s Tom & Todd Show this am:

http://audio.wrko.com/a/532266…

Here are the event details: http://pioneerinstitute.org/ev…

Email us if you have any questions!

pioneer at pioneerinstitute.org

George Will, nationally syndicated columnist, devoted considerable space in his column this weekend to our report on the illegality of the federal government directing K-12 education standards: “Those Pesky Things Called Laws” Read the Washington Post version here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/…

Only a few weeks left to enter Pioneer’s 2012 Better Government Competition for your chance to win $10,000! We want your ideas for this year’s theme – federal programs that can be devolved to the states across the following policy areas: Education, Healthcare, Regulations, Urban Redevelopment, Transportation, Interstate Commerce, Banking and Finance, and any others you can think of.

Click here to learn more about the contest and three easy ways to enter!

We hope that you’ll visit us at: http://www.pioneerinstitute.or…  

And consider becoming more involved in our important work by:

– Attending our events

– Signing up for our e-updates http://visitor.r20.constantcon…  

– Liking us (and commenting!) on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Pionee…

– Following us on Twitter http://twitter.com/PioneerBoston and/or

– Making a donation http://www.pioneerinstitute.or…

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Watch this clip of national education reform advocate Kevin Chavous, keynote speaker at our event next Thursday, calling on President Obama to support school choice for DC’s children – He asks, “How can we look these children in the eye?”

Eighteen states currently have education voucher or tax credit scholarship programs so that students can access a high-quality education – sadly, Massachusetts is not one of them. Join us next Thursday to learn about the legal and political barriers to choice here in the Bay State, and to hear from two of the nation’s most powerful voices on behalf of K-12 education reform: Kevin Chavous and Jay Greene. Please see details here, and RSVP to bpatterson at pioneerinstitute.org.    

Our hard work against the illegal and costly federal power grab on state education policy has provoked a heated response from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and plenty of buzz around the country. Here’s just a sample: Heritage, Cato, Chronicle of Higher Education, AEI, The Weekly Standard, and CNN. With several more states planning to revisit their adoption of Common Core in the coming months, we won’t be letting up on this issue any time soon.

Join us on the evening of April 5th to hear from two of the country’s leading health care experts on The Future of Medicare and Medicaid. Dr. Don Berwick will share the stage with Jim Capretta of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Click here for details:  http://www.pioneerinstitute.or…

Only one month left to enter Pioneer’s 2012 Better Government Competition for your chance to win $10,000! We want your ideas for this year’s theme – federal programs that can be devolved to the states across the following policy areas: Education, Healthcare, Regulations, Urban Redevelopment, Transportation, Interstate Commerce, Banking and Finance, and any others you can think of.

Click here to learn more about the contest and three easy ways to enter!

We hope that you’ll visit us at: http://www.pioneerinstitute.or…  

And consider becoming more involved in our important work by:

– Attending our events

– Signing up for our e-updates http://visitor.r20.constantcon…  

– Liking us (and commenting!) on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Pionee…

– Following us on Twitter http://twitter.com/PioneerBoston and/or

– Making a donation http://www.pioneerinstitute.or…

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