This Week at Pioneer

Happy New Year, RMGers! This week all eyes are on Governor Patrick's proposal to hike taxes and increase transportation spending. Here's our feedback, from Pioneer's Jim Stergios:

Public Statement: We Must Address Serious Transportation Needs In Massachusetts, But the Governor’s Proposal Is Not Serious

Boston Herald op-ed: Pay for Current Transit System First

Blog: Lots of Art, Little Science in Transportation Plan

Video: MassINC Face to Face Video Webchat: Jim Stergios and Kristina Egan of Transportation for Massachusetts:

Radio clip: Jim Stergios on WRKO's Jeff Kuhner Report this morning

Boston Herald article: Experts: Gas Tax Hike Lesser of Evils

Read our Patriot Ledger and Fall River Herald News op-eds here and here on the Governor's Unemployment Insurance rate freeze.

Joshb Archambault continues his yeoman's work uncovering the real impact of state and federal health care laws on all of us. Make his blog a regular stop!   

Resolve to get more involved with Pioneer this year! There are so many ways, but the one I'll focus on today is our upcoming events. We have two on education here (Jan 28, The Founders and Slavery: Teaching History) and here (Feb 7, Quality Virtual Schooling) (both free), our annual Hewitt Healthcare Lecture featuring former Romney advisor and Forbes blogger Avik Roy and Harvard economist David Cutler here (fee for non-members), and one on the fiscal cliff for Pioneer Members. Stay tuned, we'll have more to come! If you can't make it, please help us spread the word, we've made it easier to sign up, add events to your calendar, and share with your friends.

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