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California Government & State Information Web Sites

California Home Page

Governor's Office
About the governor and first lady, issues, blog, news, and more.

Agency Index
A comprehensive list of links to California agencies

California Judicial Branch

Local, Regional, and Tribal government links

California Research and Statistical Data

Legislative Links

California Legislature:

Project Vote Smart
Non-government, nonprofit searchable site- for Congressional and Legislative officials by zip code, voting records, issue positions, interest group ratings, campaign finance, and much more.

California Bills
A searchable index to bills in the current Legislature, and back to the 1993-94 sessions.

Legislative Analysis of Bills
Financial analysis of bills by the Finance Dept. to determine alignment with the Governor's policy objectives.

California Legislative Analyst's Office
Non-partisan office that supplies fiscal and policy advice to the California Legislature in ten policy areas: Criminal Justice, Economics, Revenues, and Taxation, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Health, Local Government, Resources and Environmental Protection, Social Services, State Administration, and Transportation, Business, and Housing. It is overseen by the 16-member, bipartsan Joint Legislative Budget Committee.

California Statutes
California Statutes are the Chaptered Bills. A bill is "chaptered" by the Secretary of State after it has passed through both houses of the Legislature and has been signed by the Governor or becomes law without the Governor's signature. Statutes are available starting from 1993. This site is maintained by the Legislative Counsel of the State of California.

California Codes
The official website for the codified laws of California. Once a bill is chaptered, it is coded so that all laws pertinent to one topic (example: Education) appear together. California Law consists of 29 codes, covering various subject areas, the State Constitution and Statutes. Information presented reflects laws currently in effect. This site is maintained by the Legislative Counsel of the State of California.

California Code of Regulations
Once a law is enacted, the governmental agencies implement them with regulations. The California Code of Regulations (CCR) Website contains the text of the regulations that have been formally adopted by state agencies, reviewed and approved by the Office of Administrative Law, and filed with the Secretary of State.

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Primary California Agency Links

Dept. of Education


Emergency Services
For flood, weather, earthquake, hazardous materials, and other emergency information, with links to National Weather Service, CalTrans, and other mergency services.

Employment Development (EDD)
Contains information on finding a job, information for employers, how to file a claim, and forms and publications.

Labor Market Information Division
Contains employment, unemployment, labor and wage data.


Finance Dept.


Franchise Tax Board
Income Tax Forms, Instructions and Publications, 1985-current year for individuals, businesses, tax professionals, and more.


Office of the Attorney General

A wide range of information, programs, and services are available: for consumers and businesses, on criminal justice, crime statistics, legal opinions, and more.

  • Charities Database
    Find the names of charities registered in the state of California and the most recently filed IRS Form 990 financial reports filed with the Attorney General's Registry of Charitable Trusts. Update: a new site is being implemented. A link is provided to a non-profit database: Guidestar.org, which requires a free registration for use.
  • Criminal Justice Statistics Center Contains criminal justice reports and statistics online, such as Statistics by City and County, Felony Arrests, and Domestic Violence. A list of publications by topic and year is provided as well as a link to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics.


Secretary of State

The Secretary of State provides information for voters, on political reform and transparency, maintains three registries: Safe at Home, the Advanced Health Care Initiative, and the Domestic Partners registry. The office also maintains the California State Archives and California Museum for History, Women, and the Arts.


Transportation Dept.
Provides highlights of current CalTrans projects, new laws, information for contractors, small businesses, on travel, maps, and more

  • Statewide Highway Conditions
    Provides a searchable database for current highway conditions and links to maps and other traveler information.

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Local and Regional Weather


Library Resources
The California Documents collection is housed on the first floor of Mudd to the left as you exit the main elevator. The collection includes the journals for the California Assembly and Senate, the Governor's Annual Budget, documents published by California agencies, and a large and varied archive of materials dating back into the history of the state. California documents are searchable in Blais.

State Governments, Legislatures, and Policy

University of Michigan Documents Center: State Governments
A compendium of links to State Governments: Associations, Congressional Delegations, Constitutions, Courts, Executive Branch, Flags, Forms, Government Directories, Government Reports, Governors, and State Legislatures
Also links to Public Policy resources: Web Sources, Advocacy Groups, Political Parties, State Government Associations, Think Tanks, Budgets, Elections, and Statistics

Local Governments

University of Michigan Documents Center: Local Governments
A compendium of links to local city and county governments, including directories and websites, associations of local officials, laws and municipal codes, local government reports, and more

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