Stephanie M. Davis

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Announcement – We are moving…

In Mass Transparency Review on March 15, 2009 at 1:48 AM

Hello faithful reader and thanks for your support. We here at MTR have some great news. We are “moving” to the Massachusetts edition of News Platoon. The Mass News Platoon is in “soft launch” mode while our growing community familiarizes itself with the new site, writing schedules, etc. Our focus: free markets, fiscal reform and restraint, and Transparency as always. We will also be doing reporting on news stories affecting Massachusetts citizens. Building a sense of community is essential to any journalistic endeavor and Mass Transparency Review/Mass News Platoon is no different. If you would like to write for our site, send a newstip, story suggestion, please drop us a line: Thanks and hope to see you around.


Should Public Money Be Spent on This???

In Uncategorized on March 11, 2009 at 9:45 PM

Is this an example of the prudent use of public dollars? It’s certainly an example of the rich getting richer. And by the way, “the Feds” aren’t spending millions on Kennedy’s legacy. The Taxpayer is.

Boston About Results or Something Else???

In Data on March 11, 2009 at 9:37 PM

Is this site a genuine attempt to reveal the inner workings of Boston City Government to the public? Or is it merely a cynical attempt to convince the public that the inner workings of Boston City Government are being revealed whilst actually revealing nothing new? In general, a truly Transparent site would post contracts, budgets, check-registers and the like. Here’s the Boston Phoenix take on this.

In Massachusetts Matters on March 4, 2009 at 1:40 PM


“Budget Cutting” – Legerdemain

In Mass Transparency Review on February 28, 2009 at 9:20 AM

The rhetoric is more apocalyptic than the reality of the situation.

Good Globe Editiorial on Pension/Retirement Reform

In Data on February 23, 2009 at 9:12 AM

Good to see the Globe editorials actually begin to make sense.

Mayor Menino visits Washington, D.C., and…

In Data on February 21, 2009 at 10:51 PM

promises transparency and accountability. We’ll see.

Implementing Transparency – Rhode Island Style

In Massachusetts Matters on February 20, 2009 at 7:46 AM

A Beginner’s Guide to Implementing Transparency with Bill Felkner of the Ocean State Policy Research Institute/Transparency Train .

“Boston about Results” – Transparency?

In Data on February 20, 2009 at 7:37 AM

Your thoughts on this and on this. Our thoughts are that it would be nice to see where the MONEY has been spent (checkbooks,budgets,contracts on an item by item basis). Let’s see how this shakes out.

Please Come and Join Us…

In Mass Transparency Review on February 19, 2009 at 9:49 PM

Authors wanted for this blog; must be passionate about bringing greater accountability to Massachusetts government. Also, please join our Google Group; click here for info.