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

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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.

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Carmen Ortiz and the Kennedy School? It wasn’t meant to be.

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The school rebuffed her interest in being a fellow — a prestigious gig offered to distiguished former public servants.

House will remove 1-word impediment to pregnancy rights legislation

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The House, facing blowback over a controversial one-word change in a pregnant workers’ rights bill, has backed down.

One word has blocked a pregnant workers’ protection bill

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A much-celebrated compromise that fast-tracked a state bill aimed at protecting pregnant women in the workplace has been stopped in its tracks.