There are lots of state-specific blogs out there (as evidenced by our long and growing blogroll down on the left).

But blogs that cover state-level issues across the country? Much harder to come by. There's the 13th Floor...and, uh...

Well as of last week, we're now joined in the state-blogging wilderness by The Thicket, a blog from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

It's smart and snappy, and we're already fans.