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Pew Charitable Trusts announced Wednesday that it will transfer its Stateline news service to States Newsroom, and will provide a $3 million grant to help ease the transition.
Stateline will get a redesigned website at Stateline.org this spring and a new home for its nonpartisan reporting on trends in state policy in News from the States. The new addition represents a significant expansion for States Newsroom, bringing its headcount to roughly 180 journalists dedicated to covering state politics and policy across the U.S.
States Newsroom currently has journalists on the ground in 32 states. The network also partners with nonprofit newsrooms in eight additional states, including The Texas Tribune, Vermont Digger, and Mountain State Spotlight in West Virginia.
As part of Pew Charitable Trusts, Stateline has covered trends in politics and policy that cut across state lines for the past two decades.
The newly merged newsrooms will use their reporting power to compare the ways different states are dealing with similar challenges — like water access issues, housing shortages, and rules around the 2024 election.
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