Policy writer

Evan Horowitz

Evan Horowitz digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.

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Evan Horowitz

With switch to PARCC from MCAS, benefits uncertain

By , Globe Staff

This spring, about half of all Mass. school districts will drop the MCAS and use a new test called the PARCC exam.

Evan Horowitz

How much will this storm cost?

By , Globe Staff

With closed businesses, lost wages, and plowing costs, a one-day storm can have a price tag of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Evan Horowitz

The other Deflategate: our state budget

By , Globe Staff

Footballs aren’t the only things that need to be filled up in Massachusetts. Our state budget does too.

Evan Horowitz

Obama is talking tax fairness. How does Massachusetts fare?

By , Globe Staff

How well does Massachusetts’ tax system support workers and the middle class?