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Federal

  • FirstGov.gov - Official website for searching the U.S. Government
    The federal governments first initiative to index all government web sites and provide comprehensive searches though the entire database. All subject matter.
  • FedWorld Information Network Home Page
    Access to thousands of U.S. Government web sites, more than a 1/2 million U.S. Government documents, databases and other information products.
  • The Federal Gateway
    Private site with extensive links to U.S. Government information and agencies, plus descriptive commentary on individual sites.
  • GovExec.com
    "GovExec.com is government's business news daily and the premier Web site for federal managers and executives."
  • U.S. Government Information
    Government information and document links at Northwestern University Library. An excellent starting place for online research.
  • U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO Access)
    Free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government.
    The information provided on this site is the official, published version and the information retrieved from GPO Access can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted. This free service is funded by the Federal Depository Library Program and has grown out of Public Law 103-40, known as the Government Printing Office Electronic Information Enhancement Act of 1993."
  • U.S. Federal Government Agencies
    A listing of Federal agencies on the Internet from Louisiana State University Library

Constitution

Congress

State

  • Netstate.com
    Guide to all 50 states. Find information on flags, symbols, emblems, seals,populations, climate and people..
  • Stateline.org
    Provides news and facts on all 50 states. Written by journalists for journalists, policy makers, and citizens. It's non-partisan, non-profit, and funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
  • 50states.com - States and Capitals
    Lists the fifty states and information on their locations (latitude and longitude), birds, colleges and universities, constitutions, flowers, genealogical resources, and geological formations.
  • United States of America Information Resource Center - State Searcher
    Regionally searchable information center providing links to official state and city Web pages, chambers of commerce, and businesses.
  • State Constitutions
    Provides links to the full text of all 50 state Constitutions.
  • StateInformation.com
    Directory of state information. Listing of agencies with links to vital records, driver licenses, motor vehicles, insurance, corporations, statutes, taxes.
  • State of the Cities Data System
    State of the Cities 2000 Fast-Look gives access to specific cities' historical census data, current employment statistics, and county business pattern databases. The SOCDS provides data for individual Metropolitan Areas, Central Cities, and Suburbs.

Texas

  • Texas Online
    "The State of Texas has brought many government services online to better serve residents and businesses. Through TexasOnline, we're making government accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."
  • Texas Legislature Online
    Bill and committee information, Texas Statutes, live audio of the Texas House and more.
  • The Texas Constitution
    Includes frequently asked questions, an index and a search function.
  • Texas State Agencies
    "For each Texas state agency we have included a link to the TRAIL page that provides contact information, addresses, phone numbers and links to enabling legislation for that agency. We have also provided a link directly to the agency's Web site and a link that searches for the agency's online publications in the TRAIL database."
  • Texas Secretary of State Office
    "The Secretary serves as Chief Election Officer for Texas, assisting county election officials and ensuring the uniform application and interpretation of election laws throughout Texas. The Office of the Secretary of State also provides a repository for official and business and commercial records required to be filed with the Office. The Secretary publishes government rules and regulations and commissions notaries public. The Secretary also serves as keeper of the state seal and attestor to the Governor's signature on official documents."
  • Texas Governor's Office
    Current governor's web site includes news releases, audio broadcasts, and political information.  
  • Texas Bureau of Vital Statistices
    "The task of recording all the births, deaths, marriages and divorces in Texas belongs to the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Each year, almost 750,000 documents are registered, and the public requests more than 200,000 searches for documents such as birth certificates needed by children to enter school or for adults to prove citizenship. In addition, the Bureau develops, analyzes and disseminates information used to plan and evaluate public health programs and to identify specific problem areas, such as infant mortality, teen pregnancy or tobacco use."
  • Texas Association of Counties
    "County government is big business. More than ever before, the complex demands of modern society are focused on our traditional framework of local government - Texas' 254 counties. Since the early 1980s, as more and more federal and state responsibilities were delegated or mandated to the local level, counties have re-emerged as Texas' "grassroots" government - delivering a growing list of services and working "smarter and harder" to respond to the ever-changing needs of our dynamic state."

International

Politics

  • CQ Moneyline: Campaign Finance News
    Covers PACs, candidates, & lobbying.
  • Federal Election Commission
    Federal Election Commission's Information about campaign finances.
  • LegiStorm: Transparency's Sidekick
    "LegiStorm helps bring transparency to the U.S. Congress by disseminating public documents and non-partisan information over the web."
  • Opensecrets.org: Congress
    Center for Responsive Politics, the "nonpartisan guide to money’s influence on U.S. elections and public policy", comprehensive section on the current Congress.
  • Project Vote Smart: CongressTrack
    A citizen's toolkit for tracking Congress. Access the status of legislation; floor schedules; full text of bills and the Congressional Record; how members of Congress have voted; Congressional Committee information; member contact information; more.
  • Federal Election Commission
    In 1975, Congress created the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA). The duties of the FEC, which is an independent regulatory agency, are to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.
  • Rock The Vote
    An educational resource to empower and motivate young voters to participate in the election process.
  • State Election Websites
    Linkes to State Voter Registration Verification Websites provided by the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
  • ALLPOLITICS
    CNN.com and TIME Magazine combine resources online to cover world politics
  • The National Journal
    "NationalJournal.com is the online home for the following National Journal Group publications: National Journal, CongressDaily, The Hotline, American Health Line and Technology Daily."
  • Politics.com
    "Politics.com is the one essential site, since its enormous database of links and resources will eventually lead you to everything else."
    The Boston Phoenix
  • Yahoo: Politics
    Links to selected web pages on this topic.
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