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 our subscribers say about us
“With the State House News Service you have up to the minute detail on everything that happens on the Hill. Its 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
“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!!”
“For many years as a State Senator and in my retirement advising several entities I have relied on the State House News Service! They are thorough, balanced and timely! For many people in and out of state government they are the gold standard for reliable news and information!”
Member of the Massachusetts Senate from 1997 to 2015
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