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United States

US Government Accountability Office  provides audits and evaluations of programs and activities. 
      GAO Reports & Testimonies

US Congressional Budget Office provides Congress nonpartisan analyses for economic and budget decisions
      Cost Estimates

Congressional Research Service Reports   provides nonpartisan analytical research for Congress.

Legislation, Regulations & Policies from the Centers for Disease Control


California Research Bureau Reports  provides nonpartisan research to the Governor and the Legislature
      Studies in the News  Weekly compilation of policy-related items 

California Legislative Analyst's Office nonpartisan  fiscal and policy analysis
      LAO Publications

Little Hoover Commission   bipartisan, independent body whose function is to promote efficiency, effectiveness and economy in state programs

California State Senate Office of Research  bipartisan office of specialists which develops public policy initiatives for the California Senate.


Think Tanks from the University of Michigan Documents Center

Progressive Think Tanks from Growth & Justice, a Minnesota think tank

Conservative Think Tanks: Policy Experts from the Heritage Foundation

Economic Success Clearinghouse effective policies, programs and financing strategies that help low-income and working poor families.

Public Policy Institute of California A private, nonprofit organization dedicated to independent, objective, nonpartisan research on California's economic, social, and political issues.

National Conference of State Legislatures A bipartisan organization serving the lawmakers of the 50 states

CQ Researcher Comprehensive, unbiased reports and analysis of social and political issues.

Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley:
      American Public Policy: Academic & Research Sites 
      California Public Policy: Academic and Research Sites and Advocacy Groups

Project Vote Smart Issues Information
Links to interest groups and other web sites on a number of public policy issue areas.

National Association of Social Workers        California Chapter

Opinion/Commentary    provides well-sourced pro, con, and related research on more than 50 controversial issues