Matt Stout

Matt Stout covers politics and government from the Globe’s State House bureau. A Connecticut native and Boston University graduate, he was a reporter at the Boston Herald for six years before joining the Globe in March 2018. He previously courts and crime for The Enterprise of Brockton, Mass., and was a sports reporter for the Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin and ESPN Boston.

Latest stories

New cars and new promises, but it’s the same old Orange Line

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Breakdowns, service interruptions, malfunctioning new cars — it’s been a mess during the first snowy week of the season.

Lawmakers are plowing $1.5 billion more into education. How will they pay for it? Good question

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With no dedicated funding source in place, the newly promised cash infusion is relying, in part, on the state’s economy — and its tax receipts — to keep growing.

Despite fabricating degree, top official in medical examiner’s office promoted back into management

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At $115,000 a year, Lisa Riccobene’s new salary is actually higher than the one she previously made before officials suspended and demoted her amid revelations she claimed to have a psychology degree she didn’t earn.

A state budget plan is late. How late? It’s for the last fiscal year

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Hundreds of millions of dollars remains in limbo, affecting everything from the MBTA and school security to helping ensure public water supplies are safe.