Wednesday, March 23, 2005

States Rights or Right States

The Pew Charitable Trusts' public service website, has published online every weekday except holidays since Jan. 25, 1999. Staffed entirely by professional journalists, it was originally envisioned primarily as a resource for newsmen and newswomen who cover state government. Delivering these news-gatherers timely tips and research material on state policy innovations and trends, enabling them to make their reporting more informative and useful to consumers. has archived the full text of the governors' state of the state addresses since 2000.The site helps to inform public debate of important state-level issues such as healthcare, tax and budget policy, the environment, welfare reform and other issues that in recent years have not gotten the media attention they deserve. Readership has grown far beyond the original target audience and now includes thousands of state officials, students of state government and ordinary citizens who want to keep track of what's going on in their state capitol and in other states throughout the country.


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