Connecting state and local government leaders
Although we’ve evolved a bit since launching in April 2015, our editorial mission is in many ways the same.
This week, Route Fifty turns three years old! Time certainly flies when you’re covering the world of state and local government in the United States. Despite having a small editorial team, we have been able to cover a lot of ground in a big, big country—explore our 2015, 2016 and 2017 newsmaps.
Although Route Fifty has evolved since we launched it in April 2015, our editorial mission is in many ways the same: tell interesting and important stories about state, county and municipal government across the nation. Moreover, we wanted Route Fifty to be a place where the ideas and insights that are driving discussion and innovation in city halls, county buildings and state capitals can be shared. That happens not only through our articles and newsletters, but also through our special reports, Navigator Awards program, ebooks and events. (Last week, we kicked off our 2018 Tech Roadshow in San José, featuring some of the brightest minds in the Bay Area civic tech community.)
Some of the most important stories impacting state and local governments are happening in Washington, D.C., and our team in the nation’s capital is tracking news on Capitol Hill, at the White House and at various federal departments and agencies and their potential impacts—and intergovernmental pain points—for states and localities. That includes policy issues like infrastructure, finance and health and human services, among others.
We have a very engaged audience that’s thirsty for those stories. And with our editorial team growing—we’re in the process of bringing on a new reporter and managing editor—there’s a lot more to come!
Thanks for reading.
— Michael Grass
Executive Editor, Route Fifty