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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Evan Horowitz

Higher MBTA fares could signal less taxing times

By , Globe Staff

Massachusetts’ state government has slowly been increasing its reliance on various kinds of fees.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

What recession? Mass. job market bounces back

By , Globe Staff

Most of the jobs lost have come back, and the number of workers picking up paychecks is expanding fast. But some problems remain.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

What’s in the House budget?

By , Globe Staff

While there are some small funding increases, the biggest initiative is the effort to close the state’s $1.8 billion budget deficit.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Why are Harvard students blocking access to buildings?

By , Globe Staff

They want the school to stop investing in fossil fuels. Such campaigns can work, but not the way you’d think.