The 5-10 year future of municipal finances appears especially challenging given the end of federal stimulus money, future expected state aid cuts, and expanding benefit liabilities. Municipalities need high-quality, granular analysis to devise good policies. Some cities and towns have great expertise and analytic skill to initiate high-quality research. Pioneer would like to draw attention to these efforts and provide examples for other communities to follow.

Pioneer offers an innovative clearinghouse here that empowers cities and towns, regardless of their size, to share information and ideas for reform. We further seek to create a resource that builds off of the practical experience of local leaders and localities. Any registered user can post and vote for the most useful and helpful studies of all kinds. Enjoy!

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MassOpenBooks: Itís Your Money
MassCityStats: Cities for Today
MassReportCards: Rank Your School
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