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

Sal DiMasi hired by medical marijuana group to lobby city

By , Globe Staff

Compassionate Organics hired Sal DiMasi to help with its proposed dispensary on Newbury Street, according to a disclosure DiMasi filed this month under the city’s new lobbying rules.

Are Boston’s new lobbying rules too broad?

By and , Globe Staff

A group of lobbyists, businesses, and nonprofits are concerned new lobbying regulations in Boston could “chill civic engagement,” according to a letter sent to city officials this week.

As RMV scandal unfurled, leader of embattled unit vacationed in Europe

By , Globe Staff

Weeks into a still-growing scandal, the Registry remains mired in questions about how it failed to track errant motorists for months, if not years, through the office headed by Thomas Bowes, longtime Braintree town councilor and now a mayoral hopeful.

Bryon Hefner could now go to trial twice after prosecutors agree to split case

By , Globe Staff

Hefner, the husband of former state Senate president Stanley C. Rosenberg, is scheduled to go to trial on Sept. 11 on charges he repeatedly groped two men and forcibly kissed a third.