Matt Murphy

State House News Service

Stories by Matt Murphy

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

Lawmakers signal budget accord reached

No details provided but a vote is planned for Friday

Baker slammed for not filing updated budget

Some say law requires governor to file if revenues change

Sources: Higher tax, new opt-out in pot bill

House measure would keep treasurer in charge but expand oversight board

House to roll out rewrite of legal pot bill

Reps set to vote on changing ballot question on Thursday; Senate plans unclear

State bond rating drops one notch

Agency cites failure to build up rainy day fund

DeLeo unsure how Baker will balance budget

Speaker says governor hasn't detailed nip and tuck maneuvers

House OKs 1 of 2 immigration bills

Bars inmate use outside state, but delays action on other anti-Trump measure

Economy booms but state tax take craters

April revenues fall $241m short of projections

House budget OKs Medicaid levy

Dempsey defers to Baker on business assessment

8,200 Uber, Lyft drivers fail background check

State review finds sex, violent crime offenders

Baker backs off commuter rail cut

Takes weekend service off the chopping block

Pro-pot Jehlen to head marijuana panel

Lewis, who opposed legalization, falls to vice chair spot

Legislative income inequality

Widening pay gap in House could have negative impact, reps say

Baker to veto pay raise

Says state's fiscal outlook makes salary hike unwise

Baker pushes health cost controls

Plan includes employer assessments, rate caps

Baker to tax short-term rentals

Governor opposed similar measure last year