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

N.J. treasurer’s office clears Baker in pay-to-play probe

By , Globe Staff

Governor Baker did not violate pay-to-play laws with a controversial donation, according an audit by the N.J. treasurer’s office.

Aaron Hernandez prosecutor gets full appointment

By and , Globe Staff

Governor Baker appointed Thomas Quinn the permanent Bristol DA, eliminating confusion as the case heads to trial.

In Hernandez case, status of Bristol DA put in doubt

By , Globe Staff

Governor Baker rescinded all last-minute Deval Patrick appointments, which includes the chief prosecutor in the murder trial.

Governor Baker puts freeze on state hiring

By , Globe Staff

It’s estimated that the move will save $6.5 million.