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PADM 7331 – Politics and Bureaucracy


Council of State Governments - Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments (CSG) is our nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy.

  • The latest edition of books is online and older volumes and be found in the Reference Collection at REF JK 2403 .B6

National Conference on State Legislatures - A bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories.  Provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.

National Governor's Association - The bipartisan organization promotes visionary state leadership, shares best practices and speaks with a collective voice on national policy.

National Association of Attorneys General Fosters an environment of "cooperative leadership," helping Attorneys General respond effectively - individually and collectively - to emerging state and federal issues. 

Government Statistics

There are numerous places to look online for government statistics.  The guide Government Statistics Research Guide would be a great place to start.