Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pioneer Institute's 20th annual Better Government Competition

Pioneer Institute invites you to enter its 20th annual Better Government Competition (BGC). This year's competition is focused exclusively on the issue of budget-busters - those programs that are growing unsustainably and in need of dramatic change. We believe that this is the central issue, at present, for state and local governments as they struggle with lower tax revenue and built-in structural costs, and adopt new accounting standards that require them to declare and fund liabilities for health care and pensions.

Pioneer seeks entries from concerned citizens, businesses, public policy makers, and academics, anyone who wants a chance to help state and local government weather the current fiscal crisis and emerge with a more effective overall budget strategy. Submitters to the competition are asked to describe proven programs that have recently delivered measurable benefits, or draft innovative ideas to reform existing budgetary policy.

The winning entrant will receive a $10,000 prize and each runner-up will receive a $1000 prize. The BGC Awards Dinner, to be held in June, will announce the winners and celebrate their efforts.

To learn more about the Better Government Competition, please visit: You can reach Shawni Littlehale, or by calling 617-723-2277 x 207.