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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

Internal poll puts Walsh favorability at 74 percent

By , Globe Staff

Seventy-seven percent of respondents rated Mayor Walsh’s job performance excellent or good; 19 percent said not so good or poor.

Capital Source

McDonough, ex-State House lobbyist, out of prison

By , Globe Staff

Richard (Dickie) W. McDonough, a former high-flying State House lobbyist, is out of jail — and spotted around Boston recently.

Why did the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act languish?

By , Globe Staff

Associated Industries of Massachusetts, a powerful business lobbying group, is gaining clout and flexing its muscles on Beacon Hill.

Capital source

For UIP, a single primary success

By , Globe Staff

Evan Falchuk’s dreamy plan to get his United Independent Party to emerge as a player in Mass. is crashing on the realities of state politics.