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

Baker signs abortion rights bill 

Includes provider protections and late-term abortion language 

SJC quickly dismisses lawsuit over dental ballot question

Court says ballot summary is ‘unquestionably political speech’

Baker says he’s leaving state in good shape financially

Signs budget with 9.3% spending increase, vetoes $475,000

Lawmakers reach agreement on Soldiers’ Home governance

Secretary of veterans services will become cabinet role

SJC sides with Grubhub, allows arbitration requirements for drivers 

Delivery service may force employees to settle disputes out of court

Baker signs law banning hairstyle discrimination

Twins disciplined for wearing box braids attend ceremony

Dental ballot question summary challenged on ‘false statements’

Galvin, citing First Amendment, calls SJC lawsuit ‘frivolous

Groups seek to keep Trump off 2024 ballot due to insurrection

Galvin balks, says former president needs to be convicted first

State budget is a lot more than just a spending plan

197 outside sections set policy on everything from child marriage to prison commissary prices

Black girls disciplined in school more often than Whites

Report examines challenges facing female students of color

Final budget deal boosts revenue by $2.66 billion

Conference committee budget ups local aid, creates MBTA safety fund

Report: Massachusetts needs another 108,000 homes

Ranks 11th among states in housing underproduction

Money for crime victim services in budget limbo

Frustration grows as advocates seek state help to weather federal cuts

House proposes $1b in short and long-term tax relief

Proposal revamps estate tax, ups breaks for child care, seniors, renters

SJC upholds no-excuse voting by mail 

Galvin says ballot applications will go out next week 

Legislature releasing $500 million tax break package

Lawmakers agree with Baker on helping seniors, renters, parents