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Capitol_Alert_Insider_Access_logo.JPGIf you're reading this, you're likely accustomed to the dogged reporting Capitol Alert has provided to readers since our launch in 2007. We strive to offer the sharpest, most immediate look at the vibrant world of California policy and politics.

Today, we take it to the next level with the launch of Capitol Alert's Insider Edition app.

For politicians, political operatives and policy junkies - anyone whose job depends on knowing what's happening at the Capitol and in the 2014 elections - Insider Edition offers a comprehensive set of services designed to keep you in the loop and ahead of the curve. A sampling of what to expect:

• All of the stories you can find on Capitol Alert and The State Worker, accessible on your smart phone or tablet at the touch of a finger.

• Exclusive early access to Field Poll stories, Bee editorials, Dan Morain's columns and Jack Ohman's political cartoons at 8 p.m. every evening.

• A comprehensive database of state legislators, including snapshots of lawmakers and their districts, contact information (email key staff members directly from the app) and a list of committee assignments.

• A bill-tracking feature that provides automatic updates on the progress of key legislation hand-picked by Capitol Bureau reporters.

• A curated Twitter feed that cuts through the noise and relays what's worth knowing in the California state politics Twitterverse.

• Extra features, including little-known fun facts about freshmen legislators and caricatures of Capitol insiders by cartoonist Jack Ohman, exclusively available on Insider Edition.

Interested in taking a look? Insider Edition is available for download in iTunes for either your iPhone or iPad. You'll be prompted to pay - $19.99 a month or $199 a year.

We'll be looking for your feedback. Contact Jeremy B. White,, or Amy Chance at


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