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January 2010
New from the Council of State Governments!



Capitol Ideas is a new bimonthly publication from CSG that covers timely topics of interest to state governments.  The Jan/Feb 2010 issue focuses on Health Care Reform and its impact on the states.  Another feature of the magazine is the 2010 Legislative Session Preview that reports on what other states are doing to increase session productivity. http://www.csg.org/pubs/capitolideas/index.aspx




New Publication - Small Claims Law!

The UNC School of Government has recently published North Carolina Small Claims Law.  This handy reference guide outlines small claims procedures, covering various issues presented before a magistrate in civil cases such as contracts, landlord-tenant law, torts, motor vehicle liens, and general principles of evidence.  Additionally, there are chapters covering miscellaneous duties of magistrates to include performing marriage ceremonies, assigning year’s allowances, administration of oaths, and issuance of subpoenas and writs.

Check it out from the Legislative Library!

Colonial & State Records Online – Digitized!

Great news - the Colonial and State Records of North Carolina have been digitized and are available online! Managed by DocSouth (Documenting the American South) in cooperation with the North Carolina Collection at UNC’s Wilson Library, the digitizaton project was funded by a Library Services and Technology Act grant distributed through the State Library of North Carolina.

This twenty-six volume set contains transcribed and printed documents covering North Carolina's history from its founding to shortly after the ratification of the United States Constitution.  Published between 1886 and 1907, the set also includes a cumulative index in four volumes, and an introductory essay in each volume. The thirty volumes contain a total of 28,840 pages of primary and secondary historical materials.  The print edition is located in the LOB Legislative Library.

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