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BHI Study: NED Natural Gas Pipeline would strongly benefit MA

  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…

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MA, N. Dakota again top ranked in BHI measure of economic growth and income: NH 6th

(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…

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BHI Weekly Dispatch: Forbes cites BHI study; Coming up! Conference on Trade between Canada and NE

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

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Beacon Hill Institute Weekly Dispatch: Public Choice Explains Budget Addiction; & Other News

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…

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