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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Democratic candidate for governor gets a boost from a Bernie Sanders acolyte

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The endorsement comes at a critical time for candidate Jay Gonzalez.

Democrats accuse Charlie Baker of supporting Roy Moore, whom he called ‘unfit’ for office

By , Globe Staff

Those attacks have not settled well with at least one Democratic political figure — US Representative Stephen Lynch.

Philanthropist funded trip for oversight officials

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Amos Hostetter paid for two officials to join a group traveling to Europe at the same time their agency was reviewing a waterfront hotel project he was fighting to stop.

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Charlie Baker gets GOP primary challenger

By , Globe Staff

Scott Lively is not just leaving his fate to his God, as he told the Globe when he ran for governor as an independent in 2014.