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Here are the 19 Mass. quasipublic agencies that have failed to report spending records

The Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority didn’t properly report data for each of the past three years.
The Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority didn’t properly report data for each of the past three years.

At least 19 agencies in Massachusetts appear to have flouted state law by failing to publish millions of dollars in payroll and spending data on a state transparency website as required by a 2010 law that mandated such public disclosures.

All of the missing data belonged to so-called quasigovernment agencies, which are established by the state. They provide public services and receive state financial support, but unlike regular government agencies, they are legally structured to operate somewhat independently.

There are approximately 40 quasigovernment agencies in Massachusetts, though state officials note there is no complete list of quasipublic agencies. That’s because there are organizations throughout the state that receive state money each year, and nowhere is it defined which ones constitute quasipublic groups.

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But below is a list of agencies that receive sufficient state support that they are widely labeled as quasipublic groups. The ones highlighted in green are those that as of early April had failed to disclose payroll or spending data online for at least one of the past three years.

Agency What it does Properly reported data for each of the past three years
Berkshire Regional Transit Authority Provides regional public transit service Yes
Brockton Area Transit Authority Provides regional public transit service No
Cape Ann Transportation Authority Provides regional public transit service No
Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority Provides regional public transit service No
Commonwealth Corporation Workforce development agency No
Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority Runs state's marketplace for health, dental insurance Yes
Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation Provides financial, technical aid to nonprofits involved with community development Yes
Franklin Regional Transit Authority Provides regional public transit service No
Greater Attleboro-Taunton Regional Transit Authority Provides regional public transit service No
Lowell Regional Transit Authority Provides regional public transit service No
Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority Provides regional public transit service No
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Provides public transit service across much of Greater Boston Yes
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Aims to grow state's clean energy sector Yes
Massachusetts Clean Water Trust Helps finance water infrastructure projects Yes
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Owns, runs Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and several other properties No
Massachusetts Department of Transportation Oversees roads and other transportation-related activities across state Yes
Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority Student loan agency Yes
Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation Promotes economic development in underserved, low- to moderate-income communities No
Massachusetts Housing Partnership Works to increase supply of affordable housing Yes
Massachusetts Life Science Center Invests in innovative life sciences initiatives Yes
Massachusetts Port Authority Manages Logan International Airport, seaport terminals in Boston, two other airports Yes (Disclosed its own payroll, spending, but failed to disclose State Police Troop F pay records)
Massachusetts School Building Authority Helps fund construction of school buildings Yes
Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System Provides retirement, and other benefits to active educators, retirees, and survivors Yes
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Aims to bolster state's technology sector Yes
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Supplies water for Boston along with dozens of cities and towns across Eastern Mass. Yes
MassDevelopment State's economic development and finance agency Yes
MassHousing Helps finance affordable housing Yes
MassVentures Provides seed, early-stage funding for startups Yes
Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority Provides regional public transit service No
MetroWest Regional Transit Authority Provides regional public transit service No
Montachusett Regional Transit Authority Provides regional public transit service No
Nantucket Regional Transit Authority Provides regional public transit service No
Pension Reserves Investment Management Board Invests state's pension fund Yes
Pioneer Valley Regional Transit Authority Provides regional public transit service No
Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission Oversees state's public pension systems Yes
Southeastern Regional Transit Authority Provides regional public transit service No
State College Building Authority Helps finance construction of buildings on nine state university campuses Yes
Steamship Authority Operates ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket No
University of Massachusetts Building Authority Helps finance construction of buildings on UMass campuses No
Worcester Regional Transit Authority Provides regional public transit service No
SOURCE: Globe review of online records

Matt Rocheleau can be reached at matthew.rocheleau@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @mrochele.