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About State Affairs

All politics is local, but local journalism has atrophied to crisis levels across the country. Our mission is to fill that void with daily commentary and investigative reporting that hold state governments accountable. The U.S. urgently needs deep dives into these local power centers shaping the laws that affect American lives. Because officials in Washington, D.C. can’t be the only leaders whose actions, votes, spending, and ethics are subject to rigorous journalistic oversight.

State Affairs covers state governments in a non-partisan way investigating and explaining topics that are happening now. Millions of your tax dollars are spent every year with little accountability on where or how the decisions around the spending are made.

This is not about national issues or trends; it’s about uncovering the stories that affect your life.