Government Functions, Laws, Taxes
American President --
peer-reviewed and non-partisan, it covers the history and function of
the U.S. presidency. It also access up-to-date information on White
House and presidential personnel. An excellent site.
Internet Voting Taskforce Report -- "It contains a
technical analysis of the communication and security issues inherent
in Internet voting, along with recommended privacy and security
requirements for any Internet voting systems fielded in California.
This report also deals with potential Internet-based voter
registration systems and, briefly, with Internet petition-signing
systems as well."
of Federal Domestic Assistance--the basic guide to government
welfare and assistance programs.
Documents of American Government--from the GPO, documents
include The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, selected Supreme Court
Decisions, the Budget, Census Catalog, and the US Government Manual.
Daily Tax Info-- The IRS answers your most frequently asked
questions about taxes, with links to tax forms, and answers to
specific questions by e-mail.
Election Line -- "the
nationís only non-partisan, non-advocacy website providing up-to-the-
minute news and analysis on election reform" provides info on the new
procedures, new machines, and new rules that may affect the ability of
citizens to have their votes registered and counted. Check here for your
own states' laws on voting systems, paper trail laws, voter ID laws,
provisional voting rules, voter registration databases, and
early/absentee voting rules.
Internet Guide--this site from the Washington Post not only
links you to federal agencies, it links you to news stories they've
written about those agencies
search engine that searches ONLY in government databases. Outstanding
for tracing legislation, court decisions and regulations.
from the Feds -- "This list is not comprehensive, but
comprises those forms most asked for by the public. Many other agencies
have quite specialized forms and should be accessed directly."
the best government files we've found on the net.
Information Change--a site designed for the exchange of
information between federal, state and local government about common
Institute for Highway Safety--state laws on DUI, child
restraints, seatbelts, speed limits, helmet laws, etc. Also traffic
fatality statistics, crashworthiness tests, etc..
Tax Forms--federal and state forms.
Association -- see how your governor assesses the current condition of
your state, and the proposals to deal with pressing problems.
Tax Data from the Tax
from the Tax Foundation about tax burdens by state and income class,
where your tax dollar goes, Federal Tax & Expenditure Ratio By
State, State Tax Comparisons, State Excise Taxes, etc.,
Form Retrieval--every IRS document is downloadable here.(Scroll down the page)
Budget, Fiscal Year
-- the most recent one, plus previous years
Government Documents Ready Reference Collection--major
government data collections, law, and handbooks, arranged by broad
US Government Manual--
guide to every agency of the US government, why it exists, what it
does, and where it can be found. Keyword searchable. View or download
in pdf format.
Records--where to get copies of birth certificates, marriage
certificates, etc., both national and international.
What is the Electoral