Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I purchase a subscription to State Affairs?

First, create an account with State Affairs, in which you will “Select Your State” and provide contact information. Then select “Start Free Trial” where you can enter your credit card information. You’ll get 30 days for free to check it out!

I want to read an article on State Affairs, but I’m not ready to commit to a subscription. What are my options?

We get it. We’re giving every new subscriber a 30-day free trial to figure out if State Affairs is right for you.

I purchased my subscription with Apple Pay, but I can’t login.

When purchasing a subscription with Apple Pay, your account with State Affairs is automatically created under the email that is listed on Apple Pay (it may be different from the email associated with your Apple ID). Need to find your Apple Pay email? Go to the Settings app on your device, then select Wallet & Apple Pay and then Email.

How do I switch from annual to monthly billing (or vice versa)?

If you’re logged in from the home screen, select “My Account” in the upper righthand corner. Where your credit card information is housed is a check box to switch your billing plan. Please make note of the different pricing structures. By purchasing the yearly subscription, you save $X or 25%.

How can I cancel my subscription?

We’re sorry to see you go! To cancel your subscription, send an email to with “Cancel” in the subject of the email.

What do I get when I purchase a subscription to State Affairs?

Glad you asked! State Affairs is taking a different approach to news. If you want to better understand policy and regulation happening in your community at the state level, we’ll help you dig in with facts, numbers, and source-based reporting. We break the news, we don’t chase hashtags. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, sign up for our free trial here.

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How do I create an account?

Because State Affairs is a subscription-only news site, you have to sign up for a free trial in order to create an account and access our articles. You can do this from the homepage by selecting “Start Free Trial” in the upper right hand corner.

How do I login?

If you’ve already created an account, you can login from the homepage by selecting “Login” in the upper right hand corner of the page. Having trouble logging in?

I don’t see my state - what can I do?

We’re thrilled you’re interested in State Affairs. If you’d like to have State Affairs in your state, simply “Request a State” from the “Select Your State” page. From there, you’ll select your state from the dropdown menu. To stay up to date on the latest State Affairs news, and find out when we’re coming to your state

How can I change my password?

To change your password, navigate to the Login page (from the homepage, select “Login” in the upper right hand corner). From there, select “Forgot password”. You will be prompted to provide your email address and begin the process of changing your password.

I’m having trouble logging in - what do I do?

If you are having trouble logging in and you’ve double checked your email address and password, you may need to change your password to get access to your account. To change your password, navigate to the Login page (from the homepage, select “Login” in the upper right hand corner). From there, select “Forgot password”. You will be prompted to provide your email address and begin the process of changing your password.

How can I change the email address associated with my account?

From the homepage, select “My Account” in the upper right hand corner (you need to be logged in to see your account details). From My Account under Account Settings, you will see the option to change your email address and password. Select “Change my email address” to begin the process.

How can I manage the articles that show up in my feed?

When you signed up for State Affairs, you selected state(s) and topics of interest to you. This impacts what shows up in your feed. You can update this by selecting “Manage Feed” in the top left hand corner.

Editorial Process

Why should I trust State Affairs to give me fact-based reporting?

State Affairs commits to trying to be unbiased and fact-based across all of our articles. We understand that writers can come to the table with their unique understanding of the world and potential biases. To mitigate this, all of our articles, even our opinion pieces, undergo extensive editorial review. Our Editorial Board, which includes both liberal- and conservative-leaning members, reviews articles to ensure that it holds up to a high level of scrutiny. We are invested in a thoughtful, logic-based approach to understanding the world around us and we hold our Editorial team and contributors to this same standard.

I have feedback or questions for a State Affairs writer. What’s the best way to get in touch?

If you want to provide feedback or questions, please email While we can’t respond to every email, we will do our best to make sure your note ends up in the right place.

I want to publish an article on State Affairs. How can I go about submitting an article brief?

Thanks for your interest! We welcome contributor pieces, though we can’t commit to publishing every article submitted. If you are interested in publishing something, email an article brief to If your article idea aligns to our current priorities, we’ll be in touch to have a follow up conversation.