Founded 1947

A service of the Metropolitan News Company 

530 Bercut Drive, Ste. E
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-6336
FAX: (916) 443-5871

News and commentary from Sacramento, Calif.

The Capitol News Service report is issued Monday through Friday. The Thursday report spotlights news and issues of pertinence to senior citizens. The daily report includes stories on breaking news as well as the status of bills and capital-city maneuvering. There is the "Affairs of State" column by David Kline, as well as guest columns by legislators and other decisionmakers. There's humor and other features.  The report is sold to newspapers for publication, but is available also to legislative offices, companies and others on a subscription basis. A subscription to the daily report can be combined with a subscription to the highly useful Corporation Service. Telephone for a price quote. 

Our Background

The service was founded in January, 1947 as the Western News Service. The enterprise was conceived by Christian R. Holmes of Hawaii and Earl G. Waters of San Jose, Calif. when they were in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea. 

Veteran Sacramento journalist Henry C. MacArthur joined the company shortly after it began operations, and bought it in 1952, changing the name to Capitol News Service. It has been successively owned by others, and has been under the ownership of the Metropolitan News Company since September 30, 1993.