Chris Lisinski

Reporter, State House News Service

Stories by Chris Lisinski

House add $174m to ARPA bill

Funds added via mega-amendments compiled privately

‘Alarming trend’ of firearms at Logan checkpoints

15 weapons, many loaded, found in carryon bags so far in 2021

Concerns raised on redistricting plan

One senator calls for hitting pause button

Trial Court chief Paula Carey to retire

Top court official to step down in January

Poftak: T has some time to address finances

GM says transit authority will need new funding in couple years

MCAS: The fight goes on

Teacher unions say dump the test; Baker defends it

UMass acquiring California digital university

UMass Global will attempt to reach more adult learners

Boston issues temporary eviction moratorium

Details to come; copy of new order not available

Gig question foes exchange claims

Opponents allege campaign finance violations; supporters deny it

Suffolk DA Rollins nominated to be US attorney

Biden taps reformer to be state's top federal prosecutor

Redistricting process could split some precincts

Newton, Fall River in play in Auchincloss district

Lawmakers reach deal on new MBTA oversight board

Also revive and extend pandemic-era election policies

Film tax credit headed for showdown

Senate sticks with pared-back approach

House gives businesses unemployment insurance relief

Bill averts steep runup in costs for firms in the short-term

T notes: Scrambling for electric trains

Some service cuts will be restored in June

Baker signs climate change bill into law

Sets state on road to achieving net zero emissions by 2050

Lawmakers find common ground on unemployment insurance bill

Allow tax deductions on up to $10,000 of benefits; cost estimated at $126m

New Orange Line train derails; none injured

Incident occurred near site of maintenance work

New vaccine pre-registration system coming

Special dates for educators and staff announced

Boncore bill backs fare-free MBTA

Also backs hikes in gas tax and higher ride-hailing fees

State vaccine website gets upgrade

Availability of appointments will now be listed for some sites

Vaccination rollout expands, includes Fenway Park

CVS, Walgreens locations will issue 10,000 doses per week

Most T cuts will stand even with new fed money

Most of the aid will replenish capital spending

Baker files bill to ease UI costs for businesses

Calls for borrowing money to pay off federal loans

MBTA service cuts called unnecessary

Advisory board says agency overestimating its budget deficit

Healey sues Boston Sports Clubs

Alleges firm continued charging customers who tried to cancel

With travel way down, Massport to cut workforce 25%

Officials grapple with $400m budget gap over 3 years