Massachusetts state budget reaches “point of reckoning”

The Massachusetts state budget has reached a point of reckoning, as the nation’s looming recession threatens to shatter Beacon Hill’s ability to juggle the budget’s structural imbalance and skyrocketing health care costs, according to Point of Reckoning: Two Decades of State Budget Trends, a new policy brief released today by MassINC, a nonpartisan think tank

Bruce Mohl named Editor of CommonWealth magazine

Bruce Mohl, an investigative reporter, political editor, and consumer reporter for the Boston Globe for nearly 30 years, was today named the editor of CommonWealth magazine. CommonWealth is the award-winning quarterly journal of Massachusetts politics and civic life published by the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth, MassINC, the state’s leading non-partisan think tank. CommonWealth

Massachusetts ranks 49th in job creation

Boston – Despite recent gains in its biotech sector, Massachusetts ranked 49th in job creation over the past six years and experienced a loss in its share of the nation’s payroll jobs. While trailing in job creation, Massachusetts was among the leading states in productivity, ranking 7th in the nation and also increasing its output

Gregory Torres named President and CEO of MassINC

BOSTON – Gregory T. Torres has been named the next President & CEO of the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MassINC). MassINC co-chairs Gloria Larson and Peter Meade announced the appointment this morning. With more than three decades of work in government and social services, Torres brings extensive public policy expertise to the leadership role

New study targets state strategies to boost failing schools.

BOSTON — April 27, 2005 — The Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy at MassINC today issued Reaching Capacity: A Blueprint for the State Role in Improving Low Performing Schools and Districts, a research report that highlights specific needs and recommendations for enhanced state support in low performing schools and districts. The report was

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