Chris Lisinski

Reporter, State House News Service

Stories by Chris Lisinski

Employers face huge hike in UI taxes

Unemployment insurance trust fund struggles with big deficit

Unemployment in Lawrence is 31%

Economic upheaval of pandemic felt most in minority communities

Black State House staffers raise voices

Letter urges actions to address racism on Beacon Hill

Mass. education officials slam ICE reversal

Meehan calls for immediate revocation of new policy

Lawmakers back extension of existing MBTA control board

Unable to agree on new panel, they support 1-year extension

Mass. unemployment claims unexpectedly increase

After 9 weeks of decline, numbers take jump upward

Incumbents to cruise, again, in coming election

Two-thirds of lawmakers face no challengers at all

Housing panel backs 2 rent control bills

both measures would give municipalities the option

COVID-19 outduels Boston Marathon

Race's cancellation shows the long road ahead for state

Groups seek more independence for T board

Want 7-member panel to issue its own debt

Legislative panel backs 2 safe injection sites

Backers say medical supervision would reduce opioid fatalities

Coalition presses Baker to reduce prison population

Activists say higher COVID-19 rates warrant action

Rollins asks SJC to vacate 64 guilty pleas

Says cases show danger of mandatory minimum sentences

Virus notes: Baker appeals for contact tracing support

Governor: All state prisoners will be tested for COVID-19

25% of state workforce files jobless claims

900,000 have sought unemployment insurance since mid-March

Dems overrule Republicans on eviction legislation

Conference committee moves bill forward to House, Senate

MCAS testing requirement suspended this year

New law gives school districts more time to file improvement plans

Museum of Fine Arts losses at $1.4m and growing

MassMOCA has laid off 122 of its 165-member staff

Virus notes: Frustrated Baker almost says God-damned

Med students to rescue; unemployment claims soaring

Virus notes: State, local elections being postponed

Only 25 people, including board members, allowed at MassDOT meeting

Virus notes: Baker orders child care shift

Biotech: Treatment months away, vaccine at least a year

Campaigning in the coronavirus era

Galvin minimizes danger of voting in special elections

Baker announces statewide school closing, other sweeping restrictions

Ban of gatherings of more than 25 as state braces for virus impact

Track info to disappear 1 minute before departure

Measure seen as way to improve passenger safety

House OKs $18b transportation bond bill

Senate leaders target May for vote on revenue package

House passes transportation bill with minor tweaks

Measure has enough backing to override Baker vetoes

DeLeo deputy raises expectations on transportation bill

Provincetown state Rep. Peake says 'game-changer' on tap