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February 2009
Are You Trying To Find Out Who's On A Study Or Other Legislative Committee?

Check out the Library's suggestions on finding memberships of boards, commissions, or committees.  For example, you can select 'Committees' from the menu on the left side of the NCGA homepage, and then choose from a variety of options on the 'Committees' page.  For more information, go to the library page on Boards and Commissions, found here:


Capitol Journal: a quick online review of issues, scandals and politics from all 50 states

Check out State Net's Capitol Journal online, featuring sections on Hot Issues, Budgets, Governors, Legislatures, and Elections!  Each edition features a map or chart showing how the 50 states compare on specific issues, as well as in-depth coverage of important trends. Recent 50 state maps (also called “Bird’s Eye View”) have covered changes in party control, November ballot propositions, and how states rank based on their transparency, ethics and government accountability laws.

Check out the current issue and register for a complimentary subscription at: http://www.statenet.com.  Looking for older issues of Capitol Journal?  Find them at http://www.statenet.com/capitol_journal.

Have you been reading NCSL’s LegisBriefs?

Each easy-to-read 2-page brief written by an expert gives you a concise analysis you can read in minutes,  state and federal actions on the issue, charts and graphs, selected references if you want to know more, and names and contact information for experts in the field.

The February 2009 issue covers the following topics:

  • Disparities in Cardiovascular Health
  • The National School Administration Manager Project
  • The Costs of Climate Change
  • Transportation Funding Outlook 2009
  • Physical Activity Guidelines
  • State Approaches to Emergency Communications

You can find LegisBriefs at http://www.ncsl.org/legisbriefs/index.htm  If you’re a legislator or legislative staff member, you’re automatically logged in and can get a PDF with just a click.  Others must subscribe to the service.

Legislative Library Brown Bag this Friday!

Need help searching statutes?  Join us in the LOB Library on Friday, Feb. 6 at 11:30 for a review of how to locate statutes and session laws using the library's printed resources.  Please RSVP to a library staff member if you plan to attend.
Hope to see you there and remember to check out the Library's web page for upcoming events at: http://www.ncleg.net/library/Services/training.html

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