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Frank Phillips

Phillips is the State House bureau chief for the Metro section. He covers state politics and the daily activity on Beacon Hill. He previously covered politics as a reporter for the Boston Herald, the Herald American, and the Lowell Sun.

Latest stories

Capital Source

Wanted: State House security director

By , Globe Staff

Terrorist attacks around the world are rattling the folks who run the State House, so much so they have created a new position – director of security – and are on the verge of filling it.

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Joe Shortsleeve, once a Trump-supporting Democrat, will run for state Senate as an independent

By , Globe Staff

Former WBZ reporter and now state Senate candidate Joe Shortsleeve has solved his Donald Trump problem.

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Flashback to 2009 patronage mess

By , Globe Staff

Jay Gonzalez has criticized the Baker administration. But in ’09, as a Deval Patrick staffer, he was caught up in a hiring scandal.

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State hiring of Polito supporters’ son draws criticism

By , Globe Staff

When the Globe tried to root out the facts about the appointment, aides to Governor Charlie Baker said the man’s resume was not a public document.