Matt Murphy

State House News Service

Stories by Matt Murphy

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

Baker taps pot foe for cannabis control board

Dem senator is second opponent governor put on regulatory panels

Tsongas not seeking reelection

Her exit will likely spur heavy competition for her seat

Healey outlines criminal justice vision

Backs what Baker proposed, but wants to take more holistic approach

Cambridge votes home-sharing regs

Owners required to live in same or adjacent building

Baker, Warren not far apart on ICE detainers

Despite Newton mayor's rhetoric, ordinance similar to governor's bill

Baker bill seeks some immigration detainer cooperation

Stakes out middle ground on police-ICE collaboration

Lawmakers reject Baker’s MassHealth cuts

Legislature says it will come up with a Medicaid savings plan

House poised to reject Baker’s MassHealth reforms

Administration officials find tough going at legislative hearing

Baker vetoes $320 million from budget

Returns employer assessment, asks Legislature to pair it with MassHealth reforms

Baker won’t commit to health care assessments

Legislature budget plan includes employer fees, but omits administration Medicaid reforms