Matt Murphy

State House News Service

Stories by Matt Murphy

Lawmakers cram a lot in at the end

But they fail to pass budget bill, point fingers at each other

PAC with ties to Baker getting active

Raised more than $900,000, backing local GOP, Dem candidates

House leaders talk transpo taxes

Chamber likely to take up bill in November

Judge allows Baker vaping ban to continue

But says governor overstepped his authority

Senate ethics review of Brady winding up

Brockton senator in hot seat following drunk driving case

House leaders opt for rainy day fund over tax cut

Michlewitz says makes more sense to bolster state savings account

Gloucester lobsters caught in trade war

Chinese tariffs send exports down 62% so far this year

Gender X bill backers seek House vote

Push for non-binary designation on driver's licenses, birth certificates

Markey challenger backs repealing Second Amendment

Liss-Riordan says anything less is 'fake urgency'

Baker, citing privacy concerns, vetoes Janus bill

Lawmakers, backed by public sector unions, have votes to override

Healey, Baker respond to Purdue in joint letter

Say company deceived prescribers and patients about its opioids

Abortion access bill draws big crowds to State House

Big Three waiting to see how Judiciary Committee handles issue

Baker: New taxes not needed to address congestion

Governor's stance puts him at odds with lawmakers, business groups, and public

Baker aide raises concerns about DA’s memo

Urges Rollins to consider 'appropriate revisions' to 6 policies

McMurtry cleared in backside touch charge

If the touch occurred, it was unintentional, panel says

Meehan cites looming demographic crisis

Calls for online college for adult students

Baker renews call for housing bill

Governor says problem of limited supply getting worse every year

Spilka: Addressing climate change top priority

Senate president says coastal cities will flood otherwise

Baker facing pressure on flame retardant bill

Democrats urge him to sign legislation; industry seeks veto

Lawmaker salaries going up 5.9%

Baker will accept $250,000 pay package he originally opposed

Lawmakers reach short-term rental agreement

Airbnb urges Baker to veto the legislation

Union to offer Grid a counterproposal

O'Day bill pressuring utility set for Dec. 4

Dempsey starts own lobbying business

Ex-lawmaker leaves ML Strategies with clients he brought to firm

State tallies up costs of N. Grid lockout

$13m in unemployment benefits, plus food stamps, MassHealth

Lawmakers revive bill to pressure National Grid

Measure would require utility to extend health benefits, deny rate increases during lockout

N. Grid spending stable, but hookups, leak repairs down

Numbers show the fallout from locking out union workers

SJC dismisses thousands more drug cases

Faults chemist Sonja Farak and two assistant AGs