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 covered courts and crime for The Enterprise of Brockton, Mass., and was a sports reporter for The Bulletin of Norwich, Conn., and ESPN Boston.

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With state revenues crumbling, Massachusetts took out a $1.75 billion credit line

By , Globe Staff

With little public attention at the time, Massachusetts state officials opened a $1.75 billion line of credit to help plug budget gaps ripped open by the novel coronavirus, a grim fiscal reality that, one watchdog warned, could hang over the state for years.

Once a summertime luxury, outdoor dining may be the rule when restaurants reopen

By and , Globe Staff

Your next meal at a restaurant could be served in the street.

Boston coronavirus field hospital stops taking admissions, as officials urge caution

By , Globe Staff

Tuesday’s case count was the lowest one-day tally since March 24. But it also came after a holiday weekend and at a time when the state reported a dip in newly performed tests, a key indicator of its ability to capture a fuller picture.

Meet the new helper to contact tracers (he’s cutting your hair)

By and Dasia Moore , Globe Staff

Among the rules a slew of businesses must follow during the first phase of Governor Charlie Baker’s reopening plan is keeping a log of customers who cycle through their doors and sites.