Pioneer extends condolences to the victims and families of the marathon tragedy. The survivors' struggle to recover will continue long after the rest of us are done celebrating the capture of the terrorists. We want to thank all of the law enforcement officials and Boston media for their tireless efforts to keep the public safe and informed every day. We are inspired by our great city's efforts to rebuild. #BostonStrong
In case you missed it, we released a report on the latest impact of ObamaCare on Massachusetts' economy: Bay State businesses face a 2.3% excise tax on medical devices, an estimated tax liability this year of more than $422 million for the 19 largest companies in the state. Read the full report and our cool infographic, here.
Opposition to the Common Core national education standards and federally-funded tests is growing by the day, with Michigan's state legislature voting just yesterday to de-fund it and so many other states withdrawing. At the Heritage Resource Bank in Orlando this Friday at 8 am, our own Jim Stergios will partake in a forum on Common Core, with the country's leading experts.
Greg Sullivan, Pioneer's new Research Director, kicked off his new role with a report on MBTA employees' salaries, including info on 13% pay raises, $1000 signing bonuses, $30,000 salary differences between MBTA and state government jobs, that was featured in the Boston Herald, Fox 25, CBS Local, WCVB, and more. Greg's just getting started here – stay tuned for more!