BOSTON – (Wednesday, June 24, 2015) Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s (TGP) proposed Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline (NED) would bring both significant short-term and long-term benefits to Massachusetts according to an economic analysis based on two models by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University. TGP is a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc., which funded the Institute’s study. The Beacon Hill…Read More »
(BOSTON – June 9, 2015) Massachusetts again secured the top spot on the annual Beacon Hill Institute’s State Competitiveness Index. Traditional strengths in human resources, technology, security and openness buoyed Massachusetts to the number one rank for the eighth time in nine years. North Dakota finished second. Texas is the largest state to finish in the top ten, ranking 9th…Read More »
From today's Boston Herald: Now being litigated in federal court is a case that threatens to wipe out, with a stroke of the pen, $2.5 billion in investments in what is intended to become the Cape Wind power project. For more than 10 years, Cape Wind has been trying to build 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound against intense…Read More »
Writing in Forbes this week, an old friend Merrill Matthews of the Texas-based Institute for Policy Innovation took note of our recent study on RomneyCare.
Defenders of the plan predicted that comprehensive reform would lower health care spending-just as they did when promoting ObamaCare. And yet the Boston-based Beacon Hill Institute points out in “The High Price of Massachusetts Health …
Congress and the President are congratulating themselves on cutting $38 billion from the upcoming federal budget. That’s an infinitesimal amount given the nation’s unsustainable budget deficit. Taking a page from Public Choice Economics, BHI Senior Economist Ben Powell (who teaches the topic at Suffolk University) explains how hard it is to cut even that much from the budget in…Read More »
The following analysis is from the forthcoming issue of the Beacon Hill Institute's Economic Indicators a quarterly briefing on the state's economy. Across the United States, real average earnings rose 1.9 percent, seasonally adjusted, from December 2009 to December 2010. In Massachusetts, across all sectors, real salaries wages rose 3.9 percent roughly double the national figure. Real salary and wages…Read More »
(David Whelan asks and BHI answers. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) When Red Mass Group calls with a question on the state budget, prevailing wage laws or tax policy, the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University has always been eager to help out. However, over the past several years, we’ve limited our participation at RMG to the…Read More »