MPG’s Steve Koczela testifies on Regional Ballots for Transportation

This morning MPG President Steve Koczela testified before the Joint Committee on Revenue regarding public support for regional ballots for transportation. The Committee was considering a bill sponsored by State Sen. Ben Downing (S.B. 1474), which would allow cities, towns and regions to place local taxes to fund transportation projects before the voters as ballot

New Paper Finds Evidence of Fabrication in International Surveys

Curbstoning and beyond: Confronting data fabrication in survey research Steve Koczela, Cathy Furlong, Jaki McCarthy and Ali Mushtaq Data fabrication (i.e. creating fake survey data) has been a concern since the beginning of organized survey research. The risk has always been present that someone in the chain of survey data collection and processing would simply invent

New poll shows public strongly favors independent commission on redistricting

BOSTON— Nearly two thirds of Massachusetts residents are not in favor of the current process on redistricting, according to a MassINC poll released today.  Sixty-two percent of Massachusetts residents favor the establishment of an independent commission to decide how Congressional and Legislative districts will be redrawn, compared to just 23 percent who favor leaving authority with

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