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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

Legislative leaders aiming for 40 percent pay hikes

By , Globe Staff

The proposed salary hike would give them around $142,000 annual salaries.

Capital Source

A legislative perk — on top of potential pay raises

By , Globe Staff

The huge pay hikes proposed for Beacon Hill legislative leaders are controversial in themselves, but equally surprising is that some of those leaders won’t be paying full federal taxes on their new salaries — thanks to a little-noticed federal tax break.

Capital Source

Pay raise hearing draws sparse crowd

By , Globe Staff

Few people showed up for a hearing on the proposal, and legislators didn’t engage much with the lone voice of opposition.

Will Mass. lawmakers succeed in raising their own pay?

By , Globe Staff

Legislative leaders, who bristle over salaries they consider paltry, might just be able to pull off a pay increase.