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State Agency Databases - GODORT In every US State and the District of Columbia, agencies are creating databases of useful information - information on businesses, licensed professionals, plots of land, even dates of fish stocking. Some of this content is available on search engines, but much of it is part of the invisible web. Since July 2007, librarians and other government information specialists have been working on identifying and annotating these databases in one place. Information here changes from time to time. If you have questions about this project, please contact: Daniel Cornwall, SADATFS Project Coordinator State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States SADATFS Volunteer Guide for prospective and current volunteers. Click on a state name below to find a list of databases by agency. If you are a registered user and you don't see something on a list that should be, feel free to add it as long as the resource is meant to be available to the public and is produced by a government entity in the listed state.

NV Energy customers may get zapped for conserving - Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | 2:01 a By David McGrath Schwartz Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | 2:01 a.m. The state’s electric company wants to raise power bills by as much as 5 percent for Southern Nevadans as compensation for the loss of electricity sales because customers are more power-efficient. NV Energy said programs it funds, such as subsidizing energy-efficient light bulbs and helping customers replace old air conditioners and refrigerators, will result in a loss of $35 million in energy sales this year in Clark County. A rate increase of almost 5 percent will reimburse the utility for its loss, it has told the Nevada Public Utilities Commission. NV Energy is asking for $7.5 million from Northern Nevada customers, a 3 percent rate increase. The PUC is expected this month to rule on the request, which is facing opposition from the Consumer Protection Bureau, part of the attorney general’s office, as well as PUC staff. Some economic development experts worry high energy prices will hurt the state’s competitiveness.

Sources of Compiled Legislative History Added to Title Information Links HeinOnline has made another one of it's useful resources more accessible and easier to use. The database derived from Nancy Johnson's Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories: A Bibliography of Government Documents, Periodical Articles, and Books, and accessible from the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library is a terrific source available in HeinOnline for finding materials related to major U.S. federal laws. To make this content easier to access for our users, we have recently added the relevant database entry to the information links for each of the Legislative History titles in the U.S. All of the information you would normally see when viewing the database has been included in the link, plus one added feature. It is our hope that bringing all of these sources together with just a few clicks of the mouse will streamline research projects and reduce time spent navigating to different online sources.

Current Public Inspection Documents This site displays a prototype of a “Web 2.0” version of the daily Federal Register. It is not an official legal edition of the Federal Register, and does not replace the official print version or the official electronic version on GPO’s Federal Digital System ( The articles posted on this site are XML renditions of published Federal Register documents. Each document posted on the site includes a link to the corresponding official PDF file on This prototype edition of the daily Federal Register on will remain an unofficial informational resource until the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register (ACFR) issues a regulation granting it official legal status. For complete information about, and access to, our official publications and services, go to the website.

CQ Press Political Reference Suite of Online Editions Congress Collection A data-rich research and reference tool that provides historical analysis of members of Congress, their legislative voting behavior, interest groups, and their interactions in crafting public policy. CQ Almanac Authoritative analysis on the major legislation and actions of congress for each year since 1945. Unique data on the voting patterns of Congress members provide insight into the legislative process and history of the institution. Users can follow the history of a policy issue with the Policy Tracker tool which links reports on the same issue for almost 70 years. CQ Researcher A database of in-depth, authoritative reports on a full range of political and social-policy issues extending back to 1923 — each report is footnoted and includes an overview, background section, chronology, bibliography and debate-style pro-con feature, plus tools to study the evolution of the topic over time. CQ Weekly Encyclopedia of American Government Political Handbook of the World

Government Search Engines :: Justia Virtual Chase U.S. Government Printing Office (USGPO) FDsys Provides public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies. Search or browse publications. USA.govThe US Government's Official Web Portal. GovEngine.comThis easy-to-use tool provides access to federal, state and local government information. To begin, click on the applicable state on the map. Government Resources on the Web The University of Michigan Documents Center offers this portal to government information. LOUIS (Government Documents Search Engine)LOUIS, which stands for Library Of Unified Information Sources, is a new search engine for finding documents generated by the federal government. FedFormsFind a database of information about federal forms including where you can find them on the Web. GovBenefits.govSeveral federal government agencies team to provide access to information about government assistance programs. Internet Archive: U.S. Intergovernmental and Non-Governmental Organizations Search U.S.

Unify, Regionalize, Diversify: An Economic Development Agenda for Nevada Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, Brookings Mountain West, and SRI International Editor’s Note: Mark Muro, senior fellow and policy director, is the paper's lead contributor from the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings. Nevada stands at a crossroads, yet it appears ready to remap its future. Silver Staters sense that the current economic slump has not been just a temporary reversal but a challenge to the state’s traditional growth model—one that has revealed an economy over-dependent on consumption sectors, prone to booms and busts, and too little invested in innovation and economic diversification. And yet, for all that Nevadans have been early to recognize that the current slump will beget, in some places, innovation and renewal, and in other places erosion—and so requires action. Nevada possesses fundamental economic assets along with serious challenges as it seeks to build its next economy.

Legislative Branch (statutory law) - Introduction to Legal Research - LibGuides at Georgia State University College of Law A researcher will not always have a statute citation when they begin their research. In these circumstances, a researcher will have to locate a statute (if one exists) on their topic through a variety of methods. Not all law is statutory law. The following are ways to search for a statute using the code itself: Tables of Contents: All statutory codes will have a table of conetents. Statutory Index: The subject index allows users to search for their issues based on a structured index. Popular Name Table: Allows users to search for statutes based on the popular name of the legislation. The following are other methods for locating a statute citation: Legal Encyclopedias: Sources like American Jurisprudence and Corpus Juris Secundum can provide users with annotations to statutes. Secondary books: Many legal secondary books (treatises & hornbooks) will provide users with citations for statutory law.