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Type Web-based
Owner(s) GovNetPA, Inc.
Publisher Craig Leach

Capitolwire is a prominent online subscription-based news service focusing on issues relating to politics and government in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives hold a contract with GovNetPA to supply access to Capitolwire for selected staff members.[1]

Capitolwire was founded in 1999 and within its first year, it was reported to have 2,000 subscribers. By 2001, the Capitolwire had more than 35 employees and had expanded its coverage area to include New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Virginia. The company was sold to the Associated Press in 2002.[2] The AP purchased Capitolwire to expand its practice of licensing material to newspapers.[3] In 2005, Capitolwire was purchased by GovNetPA, Inc.


  1. ^ "CAPITOLWIRE.COM Subscription and Use Agreement" (PDF). Pennsylvania Treasurer. September 1, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Associated Press acquires Capitol Wire news service." (Press release). Business Publisher. August 31, 2002. 
  3. ^ "The Associated Press Acquires Capitol Wire". Write News. Writers Write, Inc. August 23, 2002. 

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