Matt Murphy

State House News Service

Stories by Matt Murphy

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

Trahan wins recount by 145 votes

Koh concedes, urges Democratic unity behind his rival

Diehl says he could be asset to Baker

Dems continue to try to link Baker to Trump

DeLeo-controlled PAC helps incumbent Dems

Doles out $4,000 to eight lawmakers, including Rushing, Barry

Galvin, Zakim trade verbal punches

Secretary slams councilor for past failure to vote

Baker amends short-term rental bill

Would exempt those who rent units less than 14 days a year

Taxes on short-term rentals could hit 17.5%

New taxes expected to take effect in January 2019

Sanchez, Spilka drop immigration issue from budget

DeLeo: 'There's really been no consensus in the House'

DeLeo: Let’s take policy issues out of spending plan

Call comes as House to take up opioid, education budget legislation

Rosenberg resigns from Senate

Amid mounting pressure he submits one sentence note to clerk's office

Mum’s the word on Rosenberg report

Senators tight-lipped on when investigation results will be released

Compromise criminal justice bill unveiled

Backers say measure will reduce recidivism, prison population

Galvin to Rivera: ‘I made you mayor’

Lawrence mayor’s endorsement of challenger triggers feud with Secretary of State

Orrall announces challenge to Goldberg

Republican state rep vows to bring 'fiscally conservative' approach to treasurer's office

Baker calls allegations against Wynn appalling

If true, gov says, Las Vegas casino mogul is 'unsuitable' to hold Mass. license

Forry leaving Senate for Suffolk Construction

Departure comes weeks after she expressed interest in Senate presidency

Rosenberg and spouse separated

Aide: Senator has no plans to seek divorce at this time

State tax collections soar in December

Monthly revenues exceed projections by $527m

Crighton only name on ballot for Senate seat

Rep. faces no formal opposition in bid to replace McGee

Lawyers hired to investigate Rosenberg

Senate Ethics Committee enlists 3 from Hogan Lovells

Chandler elected acting Senate president

Investigation ordered into allegations of sexual misconduct, Senate interference by Rosenberg husband

Baker in shift on distracted driving bill

Now supports ban on using handheld devices behind the wheel

Insurers sound alarm on Senate health bill

Warns of price hikes, say cost penalties not broad enough

House, Senate end bickering, sign budget deal

Bill bans bump stocks, provides $3m for gang initiative

House bans ‘bump stock’ devices

Anything that could increase discharge rate of firearms barred

Income up, poverty and inequality down

Positive news as state readies for tax and minimum wage debates

Pro-charter school group hit with record campaign finance fine

State says group served as pass-through to shield donor identities

Ballot opponent to head legal pot commission

State treasurer taps former Bain executive as chair of regulatory board

Baker pushes new drug dealing charges

Backs tougher penalties on sales that lead to opioid overdose deaths