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Information from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office, an independent agency which reports on programs, operations and policies of the federal government.
Electronic access to information from the federal government.
This system contains the full text of 7,407 U.S. Supreme Court Decisions from 1937 to 1975.
Federal, State and Local Statistics-Bureau of the Census
Census web page with links to state financial data from the Census of Governments
National Council of State Legislatures
Access to NCLS reports and portal to state legislative sites. Posts news about hot state issues. Much of the site is limited to legislative staff. Click on the issues area to find goals of the legislature, in addition to particular state aims
Operated by the Pew Center on the States, the purpose of this web site is to highlight innovative state public policies. It currently covers several policy issues including welfare, health care, taxes, crime and education
National Center for Children in Poverty
Columbia Univ. Site's purpose is to share publications, but it is also a source for data tools and news. Much of the information is localized to state information. Resources can be searched by topic, year or project. Contains basic fact sheets on low income children, homelessness, and children in the social welfare system
Sponsored by the Council of State Governments, this website aims to provide users "access to interactive, customizable and up to date comparative performance measurements for the 50 states."
US Congress and What it is Doing
"Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Publishing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC's Congressional Research Service."
"CQ Magazine reports on the world's most powerful legislative body completely and accurately every week. How? The CQ news team - by far the largest on Capitol Hill, with more than 100 reporters, editors and researchers - covers virtually every act of Congress, delivering nonpartisan news and analysis unavailable anywhere else."