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November is Native American Heritage Month

Published on: Author: Teresa L

November is Native American Heritage Month. Check out these resources for Native American Law: UC Hastings American Indian Research Guide lists primary and secondary resources available in the UC Hastings library. Scout Report : Native American resources lists many website with information for American Indian Research. Cornel LII: American Indian Law provides summaries of the law and important primary and secondary… Continue reading

Environmental Protection Agency: Water Science

Published on: Author: Teresa L

The EPA’s Water Science page contains scientific information and innovative technologies provided by researchers working in support of the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. You can learn through articles, statistical data and guides about issues ranging from air and water quality to health and safety and green living; look at science and… Continue reading

USASpending.gov

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Launched in 2007, USAspending.gov is designed to help the public track federal spending. It establish a single searchable website, accessible to the public at no cost, which includes details for each Federal award received, including: 1. The name of the entity receiving the award; 2. The amount of the award; 3. Information on the award… Continue reading

New and Improved California Legislative History Website

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Leginfo.ca.gov has long been a go-to source for free California legislative information, including the legislative calendar, legislative history information, bill updates, as-enacted statutes, and up-to-date California codes.  A new version of the website is now available at http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov.  The new site includes some great new features, including a “Today’s Law as Amended” feature that identifies… Continue reading

Bill Tracking

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Want to keep track of the status of a bill as it progresses through the California and federal legislatures?  For California bills, you can view the current status of a bill at http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov.  Let’s say, for example, that you want to track the status of Assembly Bill 48, which, among other things, would ban conversion… Continue reading

Committee Caller

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Have you ever wanted to call the member of a congressional committee to let them know your views on a piece of pending legislation? If so, then you know it can be daunting to find out the composition of the committee, and the correct contact information for each member. But all that has changed, thanks… Continue reading

USASpending.gov

Published on: Author: Teresa L

The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 mandated a user-friendly, searchable database of most federal spending , and the result, USASpending.gov, went live today. The White House budget office is responsible for publishing the web site, which shows taxpayers where their dollars go and which legislators, contractors and regions get the most. The… Continue reading