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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

Patrick to lobby for Obama trade deal

By , Globe Staff

The trade deal has drawn strong opposition from progressive leaders, including Patrick’s close political ally, Senator Elizabeth Warren.

In state Senate, all 6 Republicans collect leadership pay

By , Globe Staff

Every senator in the small GOP caucus holds a leadership title — and thus gets the added $15,000 that comes with the title.

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Governor Baker to speak at Suffolk commencement

By , Globe Staff

Suffolk will also give Baker an honorary doctor of public service degree for his “distinguished contributions to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”

Inaugural donors have dealings with state treasurer

By , Globe Staff

Over two-thirds of donations for Deborah Goldberg’s inaugural costs came from special interests that deal with her office.