Matt Murphy

State House News Service

Stories by Matt Murphy

Baker defends push for hydro contracts

Says state also needs more gas pipeline capacity

Healey approves 20 ballot questions for 2016

List includes items on marijuana, Common Core, whales, and charter schools

Democrat Ash loads up on GOP staffers

Many hired by Baker administration are former Republican candidates

DeLeo vows more T reforms

Speaker indicates House may back changes sought by Baker

Baker unveils plan on opioid addiction

Includes more treatment, education, criminal justice reforms

Sentencing reform takes over Beacon Hill

Judges, prosecutors clash as protesters flood State House

Senate approves tweaked T control board

Vote follows pressure from DeLeo, Baker

Senate backs boost in EITC, exemption

Democrats would freeze income tax at 5.15%

Rosenberg and DeLeo at odds — again

Differ on whether Senate can take up tax measures

Lottery cuts will decrease local aid

Treasurer critical of Baker, lawmakers

MBTA chief steps down

Scott submits resignation amid widespread service problems

MBTA still unsure when it can resume operations

General Manager Beverly Scott defends response, makes no promises if more snow falls Thursday

DeLeo reportedly wants longer Speaker term

Would require amending rules he pushed in ‘09

New Senate rules proposed

Changes reflect Rosenberg’s call for “shared leadership”

Mass. prison spending ranked 7th in US

Between '07 and '11, per inmate health care spending grew from $7,527 to $8,427

Charter schools cry foul over new ed rule

Chester defends student growth approach

DeLeo, Murray call on Roche to resign

Patrick expresses own concerns about commissioner