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The Research Bureau

Promoting Informed Debate and Decision-Making through Public Policy Research

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau serves the public interest of Greater Worcester by conducting independent, non-partisan research and analysis of public policy issues to promote informed public debate and decision-making. For thirty years, The Research Bureau has worked to protect the public interest in Greater Worcester by identifying issues, investigating impacts, and educating the public and government officials of opportunities and best practices.

A nation may establish a system of free government, but without the spirit of municipal institutions it cannot have the spirit of liberty.”
Alexis deTocqueville, Democracy in America

We are honored to have Jonathan Kraft as our featured speaker for our 30th Anniversary Annual Meeting on October 8, 2015. For more information, click here.

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Our Recent Reports

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Breaking Down the Budget: Questions to Consider, City of Worcester & Worcester Public Schools FY16

Sep 08, 2015

Each July 1, the City of Worcester and Worcester Public Schools begin a new fiscal year. Who sets t…

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Questions for the 2015 Candidates for City Council and School Committee in Worcester

Sep 04, 2015

In preparation for the upcoming elections for Mayor, City Council, and School Committee, The Researc…

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Bureau Brief — Flag Etiquette

Jul 02, 2015

Continental Congress—June 14, 1777
Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirt…

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