State House Bureau Chief

Frank Phillips

Frank Phillips is a veteran Massachusetts political journalist, having covered Massachusetts politics and state government for the Boston Globe since 1987. He has been at the center of most every major political story, campaign, and scandal in the last nearly four decades. He has written extensively about the careers of the state’s leading political figures, including John F. Kerry, Edward M. Kennedy, Paul Tsongas, Michael Dukakis, William F. Weld, Mitt Romney, Deval Patrick and Charlie Baker. He has served as the chief of the Globe’s State House bureau since 1991.

He began his career at the Lowell Sun 48 years ago where he spent a decade covering city politics and working as an investigative reporter. He has also worked as a political reporter for the Boston Herald and the Boston Herald American.

Latest stories

Environmental groups push to shorten offshore wind timeline

By , Globe Staff

One of those groups went as far as to accuse Governor Charlie Baker’s regulators of participating in an “unholy alliance” with utility companies.

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A potential opponent for Elizabeth Warren is building his campaign

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John Kingston, the wealthy Winchester businessman, recently hired campaign consultant Mark Harris, a top Republican operative from Pennsylvania.

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What a haul: Out-of-state garbage magnates give big to Baker

By , Globe Staff

The latest surge came these last few weeks when the Antonacci family gave a total of $15,500 to the Baker-Polito team.

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On Beacon Hill, Deb Goldberg stands alone

By , Globe Staff

Goldberg has built a reputation at the State House for taking no prisoners when she feels political players are not bending to her interests.