Serving the working press since 1910
|How people get the most from SHNS|
|Every subscriber uses the News Service in his or her own way. No resource is helpful to just one kind of subscriber, though different kinds of products are favored by different categories of subscribers|
|Who uses us||
How to use us best
Subscribers who use the Web site get by far the best deal because it's updated so continually and it's where the archives reside. But the most important products can also be delivered via e-mail, fax and hard copy.
We want you to know everything we do about what's
going to happen on Beacon Hill.
The News Service web site is intended to be a
virtual State House bureau on your desktop.
Along with the daily news stories and exclusive features, the News Service produces gavel-to-gavel coverage of every action taken and every speech given on the floor of the House and Senate. Legislative action is posted and sent out ASAP; again Web users have the advantage because the headlines alert subscribers of major actions right away.
The News Service also has an "alert system" by which subscribers can identify their issues of interest in advance, and get notified via email when our copy mentions those topics. The service is a free add on to the service for any subscriber who requests it.
Reporters and government affairs professionals doing research use our archives over the web. They go back to 1986.
|What we produce|
comprehensive look at the week ahead
Daily schedule of state government events
Morning and evening advisories of developing news
Customized alerts of action on subscriber-selected issues
Continually-updated Web site tracking the daily news
Press releases available online
Gavel-to-gavel coverage of House and Senate sessions
Stories about daily events
Exclusive feature stories
Roundup: Weekly recap of the news
Archive of web headlines giving detailed play-by-play
of the year
Archives of news coverage back to 1986
Archives of press releases back to 1997