Our mission is to provide weekly commentary and investigative reporting that holds state governments accountable. The U.S. urgently needs deep dives into these local power centers that shape the laws that affect our lives.

Our goal is to inform and empower communities and the people who live in them through truthful, well-reported, non-partisan, investigative coverage that explains how issues happening now impact how you live your life and the decisions your family makes.

State Affairs believes deeply in diversity — in all its forms — and strives to represent all voices in our coverage, no matter what side of the political aisle they sit. As an editorially independent news organization, we want to be your trusted source of state capitol news.