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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

Capital Source

Petrolati returns to leadership role

By , Globe Staff

State Representative Thomas Petrolati was the No. 3 leader in the Mass. House, until he was caught in the epicenter of the probation patronage scandal.

Capital Source

Beacon Hill legend was no favorite of leadership

By , Globe Staff

H. Thomas Colo, who spent 14 years as a state representative from Athol getting under the skin of the political establishment, passed away Feb. 1.

As Elizabeth Warren dominates the news, GOP searches for challenger

By , Globe Staff

Warren, who has emerged as a leading voice against President Trump, is up for re-election next year.

Capital Source

Another Senate leadership job, another hefty stipend

By , Globe Staff

The price is an extra $35,000 added to the $62,500 base legislative salary, thanks to the pay hike bill that lawmakers approved earlier this month for themselves as well constitutional officers, judges, and some court officers.