Matt Murphy

State House News Service

Stories by Matt Murphy

Lawmakers add $150m to transportation infrastructure bill

Extra money for grants for bus lanes, electric vehicles, other projects

House overrides Baker veto on labor agreement

Governor warned of higher costs, less minority participation

Baker proposes 2-month, not 2-day, sales tax holiday

Move would cost state $900m, cut into size of revenue surplus

Baker pitches fed aid spending deal to lawmakers

Pushes his $2.8b spending plan, gives Legislature control over remaining $2.4b

MassGOP drops plan targeting elected Republicans

Retreat comes amid uproar over handling of gay adoption comments

Senate passes spending plan unanimously

Decisions loom on extra state, federal revenue

Auditor Bump will not seek reelection

Possible candidates include Chris Dempsey, Sen. DiZoglio, Eileen Duff

Baker proposes overhaul of licensing

Legislation would revamp Division of Professional Licensure

Baker doesn’t budge (yet) on masks

Despite CDC guidance, gov stands pat on mask rules

Census: Mass. population grows 7.4% over decade

Size of congressional delegation will remain the same

Senator invites Duxbury football team to meet with him

Finegold: Use of Holocaust terminology on field could be learning experience

Spilka to Baker: Get teachers vaccinated

Senate president wants educators inoculated this month

Warren seeks 2% tax on those worth $50m

Additional 1% would be tacked on to those worth more than $1b

Santiago jumps into Boston mayor’s race

State rep and ER doctor joins 3 members of City Council

Mariano names Cronin as his No. 2

Hogan moves into No. 3 spot as Haddad is ousted

Lawmakers creating more paid leadership positions

3 new committees will cost taxpayers $137,672 in stipends

Baker amends police reform bill

Says he's willing to compromise, but only so far

Poll shows little support for MBTA service cuts

Ending weekend commuter rail service draws most opposition

Added unemployment benefits pass swiftly

Measure increases six-week benefit retroactively

State GOP leaders form PAC to back local candidates

Last-minute drive focused on fiscal conservatism, not Trump

Senate leader sees $5b revenue downturn

Estimate comes as revenues up 3.1% in early part of fiscal year

Anonymous email stirs emotions in Senate race

Black officials decry use of anti-racism as political weapon

Craft brewers, wholesalers strike distribution deal

Could end long debate over when a brewer can sever ties with their distributor

Senate passes police reform bill in marathon session

Legislation includes new limits on ‘qualified immunity’

Senate deliberations on policing reform bill stall

Debate to resume Friday after Fattman blocks action on legislation

Judge rules DiMasi can work as lobbyist

Galvin calls decision bad precedent, vows appeal

Baker files interim state budget

Proposal would keep government running through July

Theoharides: Transpo emission pact still priority

COVID-19 makes even stronger case for addressing climate change

Walsh may move slower than Baker on reopening

Says reopening offices at quarter of capacity is too much

Net-zero target gets mixed reviews

Senator calls it 'silly math' on Earth Day