Policy writer

Evan Horowitz

Evan Horowitz writes the “Quick Study” column for the Globe, both online and in print. He digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.

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Forget ‘one person, one vote.’ That’s not how conventions work

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Nominations are made during party conventions, where the voices of a few hundred party insiders can outweigh millions of citizens.

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Do endorsements matter in New Hampshire?

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Endorsements used to be one of the best predictors of election outcomes. But that seems to be changing.

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State spending is under control, except for health care

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A decade ago, about 30 percent of the state budget went to health care. Today, that number is over 45 percent.

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The road through New Hampshire

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Here’s what each of the candidates needs to accomplish before Tuesday if they want to be a contender a week from now.