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

Baker’s choice to review T quits amid money woes

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Paul Barrett, Governor Baker’s pick to lead an MBTA review, resigned after the Globe raised questions about his financial troubles.

For new governors, holdover appointees present tricky challenges

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Taking control of state agencies and powerful boards dominated by their predecessor’s picks can be difficult.

John Lakian again under the microscope

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Lakian, a fraud? A liar? Really? The last we heard of the him, Mitt Romney had dispatched him to the dust bin of Mass. political history.

State GOP settles with Mark Fisher over convention lawsuit

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The party will pay $240,000 to settle claims it manipulated the state convention to bar Fisher from the primary ballot.