Shira Schoenberg

Reporter, CommonWealth

About Shira Schoenberg

Shira Schoenberg is a reporter at CommonWealth magazine. Shira previously worked for more than seven years at the Springfield Republican/MassLive.com where she covered state politics and elections, covering topics as diverse as the launch of the legal marijuana industry, problems with the state's foster care system and the elections of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Gov. Charlie Baker. Shira won the Massachusetts Bar Association's 2018 award for Excellence in Legal Journalism and has had several stories win awards from the New England Newspaper and Press Association. Shira covered the 2012 New Hampshire presidential primary for the Boston Globe. Before that, she worked for the Concord (N.H.) Monitor, where she wrote about state government, City Hall and Barack Obama's 2008 New Hampshire primary campaign. Shira holds a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

About Shira Schoenberg

Shira Schoenberg is a reporter at CommonWealth magazine. Shira previously worked for more than seven years at the Springfield Republican/MassLive.com where she covered state politics and elections, covering topics as diverse as the launch of the legal marijuana industry, problems with the state's foster care system and the elections of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Gov. Charlie Baker. Shira won the Massachusetts Bar Association's 2018 award for Excellence in Legal Journalism and has had several stories win awards from the New England Newspaper and Press Association. Shira covered the 2012 New Hampshire presidential primary for the Boston Globe. Before that, she worked for the Concord (N.H.) Monitor, where she wrote about state government, City Hall and Barack Obama's 2008 New Hampshire primary campaign. Shira holds a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Stories by Shira Schoenberg

Mariano elected speaker again; Spilka, too

Uyterhoeven votes present, slams House progressives

House, Senate finish by moving finish line

Transportation, economic development bills gain approval

Sweating it out on Beacon Hill like it’s July

Economic development, transportation still outstanding

SJC says Uber agreements with riders unenforceable 

Terms and conditions do not give ‘reasonable’ notice 

New senators Cronin, Gomez pledge focus on equity

Lunenburg and Springfield Dems share expectations for new roles

Ronald Mariano elected speaker of the Massachusetts House 

‘We must live in the world of the possible,’ new leader says

Business groups urge passage of Baker’s unemployment insurance bill

Employer costs expected to rise 60 percent next year without relief

How do you teach hands-on voc tech remotely?

Schools get creative – remote demos, typing blood at home

The intersection of race, COVID-19, and the arts 

BAMS Fest founder Catherine Morris sees peril – and opportunity – in the moment  

Mariano pledges to lead with an open mind

Cites shift on millionaire’s tax after 2 no votes

New year will usher in 2018’s ‘grand bargain’

New benefits for workers, higher costs for businesses

A deal-making new House speaker 

Mariano is no progressive, but his fans say he’ll listen to everyone 

Legislature passes telehealth compromise

Bill also addresses COVID testing and community hospital payments

Sen. John Velis faces alcoholism one day at a time

Westfield lawmaker, in recovery, seeks to help others 

DeLeo sets in motion Mariano handoff

Discloses intention to talk with Northeastern about job

Maura Healey signs onto lawsuit against Google  

Multi-state suit says tech giant violated anti-monopoly laws 

Mariano supporters say he has the votes if DeLeo steps down

Say Quincy Democrat would not represent a change in leadership style

State economy expected to improve in FY22

Tax revenue to grow, but timing depends on vaccine, federal aid

SJC pans state panhandling law

Court says it unconstitutionally limits free speech 

Harvard professor Danielle Allen exploring run for governor 

Democrat is focused on addressing societal inequities 

Baker signs FY21 budget, vetoes $156m

OKs 10% welfare hike, but only for 1 year

Former state police troopers charged in overtime scheme 

Traffic enforcement official also misused business money 

Finger-pointing abounds in school reopening debate 

Gov. Baker criticized by unions, school officials 

New leadership at Soldiers’ Homes

Holyoke still doesn’t have superintendent yet

Healey signs onto anti-Facebook lawsuit

National suit alleges company maintains illegal monopoly