Attribution: States Newsroom reporter Tessa Weinberg interviews medical staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photo by Rebecca Rivas, Missouri Independent.
State policies shape people’s daily lives, and state-level political battles shape the national landscape. But too many state government stories go under-reported or unreported; local news coverage is on the decline in states across the country.
Only 30 percent of newspapers nationwide have anyone assigned to cover their statehouses. This has real consequences for real people: fewer eyes on state government means our leaders are not being held accountable to their constituents. We need your help to buck this trend.
News From The States brings expert, on-the-ground state capital reporting from across the country together in one place for the first time. Our daily newsletter Evening Wrap analyzes the day’s state government trends.
We believe that no matter who you are or where you live, you need access to high-quality, non-partisan reporting on the crucial issues of our time. We have a feeling that you might agree.