Matt Murphy

State House News Service

Stories by Matt Murphy

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

Baker prepares mid-year budget cuts

Finds DeLeo an ally on no new taxes

Charter school expansion ‘uphill climb’

Rosenberg skeptical about support in Senate

Legislative panel releases opioid abuse bill

Measure takes less severe approach than Baker

The Big Three: One happy family

Gov priorities: Opioids, energy, charters

No go: Hefner’s ‘due diligence’ didn’t take long

Source says Rosenberg’s fiancé won’t run for Senate

Baker bill empowers municipalities

Offers control over liquor licenses, dispenses with newspaper ads

Millionaire’s tax could raise extra $2.2b

Revenue Department cautions on “estimation uncertainty”

Solar power rhetoric, lobbying heats up

As House dithers, advocates debate cost, benefits

District attorneys back Baker on opioid bill

Prosecutors urge lawmakers to pass measure intact

House floats bill lifting solar net metering cap

Sets minimum charge for those who generate more power than they use

House to address solar cap before break

DeLeo to push for omnibus energy bill next year

DeLeo, Rosenberg raise opioid bill concerns

Worried about doctors committing patients with substance abuse issues

Baker pushes for more charter schools

Teachers unions say proposal would create 2-tier system

Baker administration, union target DCF together

No more patchwork attempts at reform, officials say

DeLeo backs north-south rail link

Speaker joins 150 lawmakers in coalition

Feds OK tribal land for Mashpee casino

Big decisions ahead for state Gaming Commission

Bill would end license suspensions for drug convictions

Senate to vote next week on law affecting 7,000 each year

Taxi regulations could also change

Michlewitz talks of leveling playing field with Uber

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