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This Week at Pioneer

Fox 25 Undercover Nepotism Report Sparks Call for Investigation: Pioneer's Research Director Greg Sulllivan, former state Inspector General, called for an investigation by the Attorney General and the State Ethics Commission on the Fox25 report showing rampant nepotism in hiring at the state's largest agency, HHS. Click to watch the video (including administration spokesman A. Loftus' interesting response) and read…

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#BostonStrong  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…

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Driving Reform: Pioneer released a report last week calling for tying any new transportation funding to MassDOT's performance, and implementation of key reforms to improve service. Read our press release here. Pioneer Senior Fellow Charles Chieppo (co-author with Executive Director Jim Stergios) of our proposal, talked about the problems with the Governor's plan, on RadioBoston this week. He also appeared…

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Sunshine Week: The Bay State got a grade “F” from the Sunlight Foundation for its lack of government transparency. We can't imagine why [smirk]… Read Read Mary Z. Connaughton's Transparency Update for a look at the state legislature, the Secretary of State, state education leaders, and more.      Has the size of the state bureaucracy increased? Since the Patrick Administration won't give…

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Have you submitted your entry to the 2013 Better Government Competition?   This year, we're seeking ideas to facilitate job creation. Read our guidelines for details on contest rules, deadline, and potential topics (what can we do to make it easier for manufacturing businesses to succeed, can we draw lessons from states with high rates of small business growth, fix…

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Massachusetts' New Economy In the State of the Union Address, President Obama spoke about how the country can kick-start the great American job engine. Here in Massachusetts, we hear that we are doing well compared to the rest of the country. True: Greater Boston (though not the rest of the state) is faring better than many older industrialized states. But…

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