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
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.
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.