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Academy of Political ScienceAlberta Gaming Research Institute
Accounting Resources 
American Arbitration AssociationAmerican Association of Airport Executives
American Association of Community CollegesAmerican Association of Port Authorities
American Association of School AdministratorsAmerican Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy ResearchAmerican Hospital Association
American Institute of CPAsAmerican Judiciture Society
American Library AssociationAmerican Planning Association
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
American Political Science AssociationAmerican Public Health Association
American Public Works Association
The APWA Research Foundation
American Road & Transportation Builders Association
American Society for Public AdministrationAmerican Sociological Association
American Water Works AssociationAppraisal Institute
Brookings InstituteBuilding Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. 
CATO InstituteCenter for Voting and Democracy
Committee for Economic DevelopmentU. S. Chamber of Commerce
Common CauseCongressional Quarterly, Inc.
Information Services Division
Council of State Governments (CSG)Capitol Spotlight
C-SPANEducation Commission of the States
Electronic Policy NetworkEducational Excellence Network
Federation of Tax AdministratorsFederal Times
FinanceNet, State and federal fiscal and budget information and agencies.General Accounting Office
Gov Spot
Clearinghouse for government information
GSA Advantage
The Heartland InstituteGovernment Executive Magazine
Government Information Sharing ProjectGovernment Finance Officers Association
Governmental Accounting Standards Board(GASB)The Heritage Foundation
Indiana University School of Law
(This site keeps track of state government.)
The Independent Institute
Insurance Institute for Highway SafetyInstitute of Internal Auditors, Inc. 
Institute of Public Administration Institute of Transportation Engineers
International Association of Assessing Officers International Association of Assembly Managers 
International Association of Chiefs of PoliceInternational Association of Fire Chiefs
International Association of Fire FightersInternational City/County Management Association
International Conference of Building OfficialsInternational Personnel Management Association
Legal Information Institute’s
Topical Index: State Statutes on the Internet
League of Women Voters of the United States
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Local Government HomepageManpower Demonstration Research Corporation
Moody’s Investors ServiceNational Academy of Public Administration
National Association of CountiesNational Association of Regional Councils
National Association of Regulatory Utility CommissionersNational Association of State Boards of Education
National Association of State Budget OfficersNational Association of State Retirement Administrators
National Association of Towns and TownshipsNational Association of State Information Resources Executives
(lists state government resources)
National Bureau of Economic ResearchNational Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
National Center for State Courts
Conference of Chief Justices
Conference of State Court Administrators
Institute for Court Management
National Civic League
National Conference of State LegislaturesNCSL’s Ballot Measures DatabaseNational Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards
National Council on the Aging, Inc. National Council on Crime & Delinquency
National Education Association of the USNational Environmental Information Service
National Fire Protection AssociationNational Governor’s Association
National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. National League of Cities
National Mental Health Association, Inc. National Policy Association
National Public Employer Labor Relations Assn. National Recreation and Park Association
National School Boards AssociationNational Tax Association
Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government
Center for the Study of the States
Northeast Midwest Institute
Pacific Research InstitutePenny Hill Press
Piper Information
(State-by-state list of state and local governments, arranged according to executive, legislative, or judicial branches)
Presidential Classroom for Young Americans
Project Vote Smart
(Bipartisan research tool for voters offering biographies of public figures, voting records, issue positions and backgrounds of candidates and elected officials nationwide and issue briefs from special interest groups. Includes a detailed directory of other political information available on the Web.)
Public Fund Survey — Sponsored jointly by National Association of State Retirement Administrators and the National Council on Teacher Retirement, this survey presents descriptions, data, and graphs of the public retirement system community.Public Technology, Inc. 
RAND CorporationResources for the Future
Right to Know Network
Public database with environmental, housing, and campaign finance information.
Sales Tax Institute
Seattle Public Library’s Collection of City Ordinances and Municipal CodesSocial Science Research Council
Your source for news on the states
from the Pew Center on the States @ the University of Richmond
State Health Facts Online – Kaiser Family Foundation
State Medicaid Directors AssociationTax and Accounting Sites Directory
Tax FoundationTax Rates and Tax Burdens in the District of Columbia: A Nationwide Comparison
Tax AnalystsThomas, Federal government’s site for bills, bill status, and the Congressional Record
Tax Policy Center 
U of M
(links to government information, statistical resources, state/local government information)
Urban Institute
Urban Land InstituteUS Conference of Mayors
Water Environment FederationW.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Welfare Information Network Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Economic Update section has information about the Midwest Economy
Institute for Professionals in Taxation
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