Matt Rocheleau

Matt covers “things that work,” stories about efforts locally and beyond that have succeeded, or hold great promise, in improving government, business, policy, and other aspects of life. He first wrote for the Globe in 2009, as a student reporter in the newspaper’s co-op program. After graduating from UMass Amherst a year later, he returned to the Globe and has worked here ever since, reporting primarily on data-driven stories, city neighborhoods, transportation, business, and higher education.

Latest stories

State Police payroll dipped last year but is expected to increase in 2019

By , Globe Staff

Under fire for a wide-ranging criminal overtime fraud scandal, the Massachusetts State Police curbed payroll spending — slightly — during 2018 for the first time in years.

Table: State Police troopers who made more than $200,000 in 2018

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One trooper made more than $315,000 last year.

Here’s a list of the 100 highest-paid Massachusetts workers in 2018

By , Globe Staff

The data cover the entire Massachusetts state payroll for 2018, including the MBTA.

State payroll climbs to $7.2 billion last year

By , Globe Staff

The Massachusetts state payroll climbed to $7.2 billion last year,, an increase of 2.5 percent over the previous year, according to the state comptroller’s office.