State government is a complex web of elected officials, agencies, lobbyists and journalists. The News Service serves them all and covers them all.
Our thousands of subscribers include: news organizations, lobbyists, law firms, corporations, non-profits and government agencies. The State House press corps depends on the News Service, as do the House and Senate, major executive agencies, and the judiciary. Our subscribers are a high-powered and highly varied group: Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, with every kind of policy agenda and information need.
We take great pleasure from the consistently positive feedback we receive from our subscribers. Our customers tend to find our copy addictive, and their loyalty and communication of praise are among the most satisfying aspects of operating our business.
What some of our subscribers say about us
"For many years State House News Service has been an absolutely indispensable tool for both our government relations and communication departments. It is, without question, the most effective means in electronic print for us to keep tabs on the vast array of activities taking place on the Hill. The material is timely, well written and extremely accurate. And, by continually upgrading its online offerings, SHNS is keeping on the cutting edge of information dissemination."
Former Communications and Publications Director
Massachusetts Bar Association
"The State House News Service puts everything on Beacon Hill at your fingertips, anytime of the day from anywhere. It is an invaluable tool. With the State House News Service you have up to the minute detail on everything that happens on the Hill. It's accuracy and attention to detail in its coverage allows you the comfort of knowing everything that is going on. The Advances gives you a step-by-step look at the week ahead - a must for any government relations professional. The daily updates let you know about everything that is happening on the Hill. I feel like they report on stuff before it even happens."
AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees)
"As a professor teaching a graduate governmental affairs course at Boston University, I find the daily news feed from State House News Service a vital tool in understanding what is going on in Massachusetts legislative action in the battle of the budget. The reports often cover important hearings and contain insights on not only what happened, but why it happened. In short, anyone who is affected by state government actions (and that's about all of us) should have access to State House News Service."
Professor Brent Baker
Communications and Publications Director
"I need to know what's going on at the State House in order to service my legal and public affairs clients, but my office is on Route 128 and I can't be at the State House every day. The State House News Service lets me be in two places at once, and gives me the kind of in-depth coverage of the political process that my clients expect from me. It's the indispensable information solution for people like me who don't live in "The Building."
Professional Liability Foundation
"You cannot be involved as a player at the State House or within City Hall without subscribing to the State House News Service. It is the quickest, and surest, way to stay ahead of the political game in Massachusetts."
Greater Boston Real Estate Board
"State House News Service is an invaluable resource for both me and my clients. As a one-person shop, the information that SHNS provides me during the course of the day makes my job of being everywhere at the same time much easier. It's like having a staff to cover hearings, sessions, and press conferences. I am never caught off guard with SHNS. The Roundup - Advances - and editor's advisories are the best!!"
"The State House News Service is an invaluable source of up-to-the-minute information on the important political and policy developments in Massachusetts and how those relate to national politics as well. We receive a daily briefing on critical debates and decisions about legislation, judicial decisions, regulatory policy and key appointments. I use the News service not only to stay informed about policy and political conflicts, but as an indispensable teaching tool for our students in the Women in Politics and Government Graduate Certificate Program. Our students are required to do research on contemporary public policy issues and the political dynamics surrounding decision making. The State House News Service serves as an invaluable point of departure for discussion and research. Keep up the good work!"
Elizabeth A. Sherman, Ph.d
Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy
University of Massachusetts, Boston