Matt Murphy

State House News Service

Stories by Matt Murphy

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

Scaccia, Naughton leaving the House

Join a growing list of lawmakers exiting Beacon Hill

Baker applauds shutdown of Southie bars

Testing numbers spike to 799, up 324 since Friday

Galvin seeks emergency election powers

Wants flexibility to respond to coronavirus outbreak

House OKs $18b transportation bond bill

Senate leaders target May for vote on revenue package

Nangle steps down from House posts

Cites 'recent, unfortunate events,' doesn't mention indictment

DiZoglio defends shift on immigrant license bill

Says redraft, police chief backing changed her stance

TCI club appears to be shrinking

Governors of Vermont, Connecticut raising concerns

Theoharides: Sununu rejection of TCI no surprise

Granite State not essential to success, she says

Lawmakers finally pass close-out budget

No business tax break, less T money, more for rainy days

DiMasi: ‘I’ve paid my debt to society’

Says he should be allowed to lobby despite federal conviction

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