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

Governor Baker defends state prison system, now under federal investigation

By , Globe Staff

The probe, launched by the civil rights unit of the US attorney’s office in Massachusetts, is focused on reports of mistreatment of inmates.

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Senate wants an outside review of MBTA Retirement Fund

By , Globe Staff

The state Senate is pushing a proposal that would subject the privately run MBTA Retirement Fund to an outside review, the second such time it’s approved a measure to dig into the troubled system.

Former chief medical examiner being phased out

By , Globe Staff

The state’s chief medical examiner is phasing out her predecessor, Dr. Henry Nields, who has worked as a contractor — a move that has surprised staff in an office that’s struggled to quickly complete reports.

Three years later, MBTA pension fund still has no permanent leader

By , Globe Staff

Nearly three years after its director resigned, the MBTA Retirement Fund’s board has yet to name a permanent replacement, adding to the uncertainty surrounding a $1.5 billion system that’s long wrestled with criticism of its management.