California

Office of the Governor ::
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. official home page features biographies for both him and his wife Anne Gust Brown, along with the First Dog, Sutter Brown.

California Secretary of State ::
A valuable resource for information on election results, campaign financing and electronic filing issues.

Legislative Analyst’s Office ::
Overseen by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC), this nonpartisan page features in-depth analysis of the budget, plus other legislation, proposals, initiatives and additional pending items affecting California.

California State Senate ::
The official State Senate page features everything you need to know about California’s upper house, including Senator biographies, zip code search for your Senator, daily Senate updates and news flashes. Naturally, the site also features full access to all bills for the current and prior session, along with votes, analysis, history and status for each bill. For surfers interested in more in-depth analysis of major policy areas, take advantage of PICO (Policy Information Clearinghouse On-Line) by clicking on Senate Committees and Offices, followed by one click on the Office of Research.

California State Assembly ::
Though the page itself suffers from confusing design and complex overlaps, the official Assembly web page does offer a full range of information on the State Assembly, along with complete committee listings and current events and updates for the Lower house.

California Online Voter Guide ::
Sponsored and maintained by the nonprofit California Voter Foundation, this impressive site features numerous links to political categories and pages featuring pending California legislation, political news sources and information about the California Voter Foundation.

Law Library Resource Exchange ::
This multi-link page to law-related internet resources places special emphasis on California, breaking down link listings into categories such as State Government, International Law and Journals. The site also features search tools, Internet discussion lists and Court Opinions.

California Law Code Search ::
California Law consists of 29 codes, covering various subject areas. Search all the codes from this convenient web site.

Department of Finance :: Through a year-long process, the Department of Finance prepares, explains and administers California’s annual financial plan, the California Budget. The Governor submits the Governor’s Budget to the Legislature in January, it is revised in May, and the fiscal year begins July 1.

Federal Government

The White House ::
The President’s page features biographies and much more information on the First Family, Vice President, and past presidents, too. The site also contains links to recent White House events, updates, press releases and hot topics. Finally, surfers will most likely enjoy the White House tour and virtual library with direct access to federal services.

The U.S. Senate ::
The Upper House offers information about Senate members, committees, leadership and pending legislation. Senate support offices are also included.

The U.S. House of Representatives ::
The Lower House page provides free access to bill text and status for House bills and resolutions being considered by the 105th Congress. Additionally, the site includes information on Representatives and Speaker Dennis Hastert.

Thomas’ Library of Congress ::
This exhaustive page is clearly tailored to offer everything you want to know about pending federal legislation, including full bill text, recent floor activity, the Congressional Record, committee information and pertinent historical documents. Thomas also features multiple links to additional Congressional sites.

Library of Congress ::
Featuring legislative links similar to the Thomas page, this site also contains additional links focused on expanding historical perspective for the web reader. Topics and exhibitions available on this site include Dresden, the Dead Sea Scrolls, French Culture and the Temple of Liberty. The site also includes links to the popular Global Legal Information Network.