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Daniela Altimari

Staff Reporter, Route Fifty

Daniela Altimari covers state and local trends for Route Fifty. She previously worked as a statehouse reporter at The Hartford Courant in Connecticut. A native of Massachusetts, Daniela holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.


How the U.S. Supreme Court could end up blocking a key path to sue states

At issue: Whether people can take legal action against states and localities if they believe their rights are violated under safety net programs, like Medicaid.


The view from elsewhere: This year's hottest contests to control state legislatures

Democrats hope concerns about abortion access will bolster their chances to retake key chambers. But Republicans say President Biden's flagging poll numbers will give GOP candidates an edge.


Beach battles: Lawmakers pushed to increase public shoreline access

Steep parking fees and other factors can pose barriers to visiting beaches, with some advocates saying restrictive policies reinforce segregation and racial inequality.


The rise of the Trump agenda in this year's races for governor

Republicans in a number of key gubernatorial contests want to pursue priorities in state government aligned with the former president's platform. Will the strategy work to win over voters?