Andy Metzger

Reporter, CommonWealth magazine

About Andy Metzger

Andy Metzger joined CommonWealth Magazine as a reporter in January 2019. He has covered news in Massachusetts since 2007. For more than six years starting in May 2012 he wrote about state politics and government for the State House News Service.  At the News Service, he followed three criminal trials from opening statements to verdicts, tracked bills through the flumes and eddies of the Legislature, and sounded out the governor’s point of view on a host of issues – from the proposed Olympics bid to federal politics.

Before that, Metzger worked at the Chelmsford Independent, The Arlington Advocate, the Somerville Journal and the Cambridge Chronicle, weekly community newspapers that cover an array of local topics. Metzger graduated from UMass Boston in 2006. In addition to his written journalism, Metzger produced a work of illustrated journalism about Gov. Charlie Baker’s record regarding the MBTA. He lives in Somerville and commutes mainly by bicycle.

About Andy Metzger

Andy Metzger joined CommonWealth Magazine as a reporter in January 2019. He has covered news in Massachusetts since 2007. For more than six years starting in May 2012 he wrote about state politics and government for the State House News Service.  At the News Service, he followed three criminal trials from opening statements to verdicts, tracked bills through the flumes and eddies of the Legislature, and sounded out the governor’s point of view on a host of issues – from the proposed Olympics bid to federal politics.

Before that, Metzger worked at the Chelmsford Independent, The Arlington Advocate, the Somerville Journal and the Cambridge Chronicle, weekly community newspapers that cover an array of local topics. Metzger graduated from UMass Boston in 2006. In addition to his written journalism, Metzger produced a work of illustrated journalism about Gov. Charlie Baker’s record regarding the MBTA. He lives in Somerville and commutes mainly by bicycle.

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Baker seeks changes in pot law

State Treasurer Goldberg says no rush to implement regs

Bridj offers MBTA late-night service

Contractor wants T to subsidize its buses at night

Airbnb launches charm offensive

TV ads come as Beacon Hill considers regulation

Moulton pitches N-S rail link

Calls project 'transformative' and 'reasonable'

Polito: Pot question could curb state aid to cities

Lt. Gov. takes opposition to marijuana to whole new level

T deficit cut to $86M

Officials say shrinking gap trending in right direction

Top Baker aides on party guest list

Using state resources led to suspension of DCR chief

Baker inks long-sought energy law

Measure sets state on path away from coal, nuclear power

Legislature approves pay equity bill

Goes to Baker; one of six key legislative priorities

Committee OKs Lottery move online

Lawmakers say younger people less likely to buy tickets

27 correctional officers honored

Baker says officials don't get credit they deserve

Baker sees ‘something really big’ coming in criminal justice reform

Governor's comments come after tour of ed facility for inmates

Senate passes transgender bill 33-4

House expected to take up own version of legislation

Committee votes on transgender bill

Redrafted bill involving AG, MCAD seems to be moving

House passes budget 156-0

Spending in bill surpasses target set by Baker

Retirement board ordered to give DiMasi $127,000

SJC says money contributed by ex-speaker before conviction

Senate laying groundwork for millionaire’s tax

'We need to rebuild the middle class,' Rosenberg says

Deal struck on driver’s licenses for drug offenders

Sanctions for most to end; penalties remain for trafficking

Emotional Baker signs opioid legislation

Governor calls measure most comprehensive in country

House passes ride-sharing legislation

Taxi industry and Uber, Lyft voice complaints about bill

Lawmakers hear testimony on pot legalization

Is marijuana harmless or the first step on a ladder to harder drugs?

Pike open-road tolling moving into place

Overhead gantries are going up, replacing booths

Rep: Millions in tax credits go out of state

Ehrlich pushes bill to restrict earned income tax credit to residents

Senate unanimous in support of Public Records Law update

The bill must be meshed with less-stringent House version

Committee approves millionaires tax

Would impose 4% surtax on income over $1m

Lawmakers urged to weigh in on fantasy sports

Despite AG’s view, Gaming Commission says legality unresolved

Massachusetts seeing population growth

But pace slowing; out-migration a problem

State deer hunt begins in Blue Hills

‘Massacre is just the beginning,” warns opponent

T bans political, e-cigarette ads

Pro-Israeli activists shout down supporter of ad