Matt Murphy

State House News Service

Stories by Matt Murphy

House, Senate lawmakers trade fire

Mariano says senators didn't learn art of negotiation

Fentanyl fuels rise in opioid deaths

Prescriptions for opioids at lowest level since early 2015

Uber, Lyft regulations approved

Lawmakers OK 20-cent fee and airport, convention changes

Naughton slams Healey on gun rule

'This is a misuse and overstepping of authority'

Baker seeks Healey gun clarification

Cites ambiguities in her assault weapons directive

Baker flip-flops on Airbnb tax

Won't support Senate's tax on short-term rentals

Baker ‘rightsizes’ the state budget

Cuts legislative spending plan by $256 million

Deal reached on transgender legislation

Law would take effect Oct. 1; Healey given role

Lawmakers speed leaner budget along

House, Senate negotiators cut $413m in planned spending

House backs transgender bill

Debate draws the largest crowd of legislative session

Deal would avoid hospital pricing ballot fight

Avoids redistribution; calls on commission for long-term solution

Mass GOP to compete in 40% of legislative races

'We're trying to work smart and efficiently,' says chair

Hydro-wind combo would save customers $171m

Study challenges view that Canadian hydroelectricity would be costly

House panel unveils $39.48b budget

Spending plan is slightly lower than Baker's proposal

Solar negotiators reach a deal

Lift cap, cut net metering rates -- but less than House wanted

House passes opioid abuse prevention bill

Senate set to take up bill; could be on Baker's desk by weekend

House bill: No fingerprinting for Uber drivers

Pickups at Logan would continue to be prohibited

Joyce says he won’t seek reelection

Announcement comes one week after FBI raided his office

Baker defends fare hike amid commuting chaos

Even with increase, governor says T price would be reasonable

Feds raid Joyce’s law office

Embattled Milton senator's problems multiply with presence of FBI, IRS agents

Charter battle exposes rift in teachers union

Factions at odds over spending on ballot campaign, other issues

Baker budget’s focus is fiscal restraint

No new taxes, fees and limited spending growth

Downing will not run for sixth term

Pittsfield Democrat is the latest influential member planning to leave the Senate

Baker slashes $50M in spending

Cuts part of $320 million budget fix