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  • The Case of the Missing Pension ›

    Taunton Daily Gazette, March 24, 2016

    Jeanne Medeiros, director of the McCormack Graduate School's Pension Action Center, comments in this story on the reporter's quest to take an inventory of retirement assets. Billions of dollars owed to Americans are in limbo-- "a vast problem that has a huge impact on retirement security," she says.
  • Older Voters May Be Hillary Clinton’s Answer to Bernie Sanders’s Youth Appeal ›

    The New York Times, March 21, 2016

    Christian Weller, professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, says discussion about issues affecting seniors “really hasn’t trickled into the presidential proposals,” with Hillary Clinton's campaign being one exception.
  • How should income inequality be calculated? ›

    KPCC-FM, March 15, 2016

    Christian Weller, a professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, talks to host Larry Mantle about whether benefits from government programs such as Medicaid and food stamps should be included in calculations of income inequality in the United States.
  • Framingham: Speakers recommend charter study ›

    MetroWest Daily News, March 15, 2016

    Video of the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management's Tanya Stepasiuk defining a charter. Stepasiuk took part in a forum Monday in Framingham called "Beginning the Conversation on Charter Reform" as the town considers embarking on a charter process for the first time in 20 years.
  • Maine Reinvents Research to Tackle ‘Wicked Problems’ ›

    Bangor Daily News, March 11, 2016

    McCormack Graduate School Dean David W. Cash says an increase in so-called citizen science can be attributed to a desire to get away from the “loading dock” approach to science.
  • UMass report charts path out of state oversight ›

    The Eagle-Tribune, March 11, 2016

    The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is urging the City of Lawrence to beef up its reserve funds, increase borrowing to fix neglected infrastructure, and develop a capital budget that would be the first in more than a decade.
  • Heather Sylvia selected as new Marion Council on Aging director ›

    Wicked Local, March 11, 2016

    A Gerontology Institute demographic analysis study indicates that by 2030 about 40 percent of Marion’s population will be age 60 and older.
  • Report offers ideas for improvement ›

    Swampscott Reporter, March 10, 2016

    A report from the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management lays out how Swampscott's town government could provide services more efficiently and with greater accountability.
  • Forums planned for Framingham charter commission discussions ›

    The Framingham TAB, March 10, 2016

    Tanya Stepasiuk of the McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is one of the panelists at a March 14 forum regarding Framingham's proposed charter.
  • Former Massachusetts DEP Head Cash Says ‘No Stopping’ Momentum on Emissions Caps, Despite Power Plan ›

    Environment & Energy Publishing, March 10, 2016

    McCormack Graduate School Dean David W. Cash explains why he believes the Supreme Court's stay of the Clean Power Plan will not have a long-lasting effect on efforts to cap carbon.
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