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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.

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Capital Source

Candidate Baker proposed bold anti-patronage plan

By , Globe Staff

Nearly 2½ years into his tenure, not a peep of any plan. At the same time, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito are under fire for filling environmental agencies with political and personal allies.

Environmental hires have ties to top level of Baker administration

By , Globe Staff

More than half a dozen hires in Governor Charlie Baker’s environmental agencies have connections at the highest levels of the administration.

Capital Source

Wanted: State House security director

By , Globe Staff

Terrorist attacks around the world are rattling the folks who run the State House, so much so they have created a new position – director of security – and are on the verge of filling it.

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Joe Shortsleeve, once a Trump-supporting Democrat, will run for state Senate as an independent

By , Globe Staff

Former WBZ reporter and now state Senate candidate Joe Shortsleeve has solved his Donald Trump problem.