Matt Murphy

State House News Service

Stories by Matt Murphy

Baker chief of staff Lepore leaving administration

Governor turns to top political advisor Buckley to take her place

Ct. suspends gas tax; Mass. Senate rejects the idea

Six Democrats join 3 Republicans in voting for proposal

Record gas prices spur calls for tax relief

Doughty urges gas tax holiday until pump prices fall

Unemployment system shifting away from facial recognition tech

Move comes after criticism from Warren, other senators

Mariano pushing driver’s license bill

Measure would allow undocumented to obtain license to drive

Ex-Trump aide Lewandowski joins Diehl campaign

Healey says appointment signals Republican's embrace of hate, division

Healey backs Mexico in case against gun manufacturers

Companies accused of marketing their products to drug cartels, gangs

House stands firm against same-day voter registration

Chamber does agree to Galvin study of costs, clerk capacity

Rollins goes out with a bang — at MBTA

Suffolk County DA launches probe of Green Line crash as office turned over to Hayden

Baker approves solar, truck emission initiatives

Moves follow setbacks on transportation, hydroelectricity

Back to the future: Red Sox launching booster facility

Fenway, formerly vaccination facility, to open booster site in January

Senate Dems move Rollins nomination forward

Markey says DA is not soft - but smart - on crime

Negotiators reach ARPA spending bill deal

No details released on $4 billion compromise plan

Lawmakers don’t get ARPA spending bill done

Baker had pressed for quick action on the legislation

Baker not worried about staff shortages due to vaccine mandate

Dozens of State Police officers leaving, union chief says

Report: T faces ‘fiscal calamity’ in few years

Warning surfaces amid calls for making transit fare free

Nangle gets 15 months in prison

Also ordered to pay $33,347 to the IRS, forfeit $15,650

Classes in Melrose already quarantined

Baker insists remote learning is not under consideration

Baker backs $1b to reduce business UI costs

Firms call for more aid using federal funds

Emissions pact opponents predict fuel shortages by 2023

Analysis based on 'deliberate misinterpretation,' say TCI backers

House overrides Baker veto on charitable giving deduction

Governor says he's 'deeply disappointed,' citing great need among nonprofits

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