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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

The primaries are coming. Is anyone paying attention?

By Evan Horowitz , Globe Staff

Google Trends search data suggest that there isn’t much interest in this year’s election. At least not yet.

Evan Horowitz

Taking the measure of an earthquake

By Evan Horowitz , Globe Staff

The Richter scale is not an intuitive way to measure the force of an earthquake.

Evan Horowitz

Low marks for state on government transparency

By Evan Horowitz , Globe Staff

A recent report ranks Massachusetts the 37th most transparent state when it comes to budgeting.

Evan Horowitz

Five years into recovery, Mass. economy still not on track

By Evan Horowitz , Globe Staff

Recent data show a big gap between where we are and where we’d be if the recession never happened.