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From Capitol Hill to the City of St. Paul to the '96 Campaign Trail, the following sites provide wonderful information and reference and are worth a visit.

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Legislative information provided by the Library of Congress. This site will lead you to "hot" bills - major legislation receiving floor action in the 104th Congress; bill summary and status that include the history of bills and their current status; the full text of the Congressional Record for both the 103rd and 104th Congresses. This site also provides links to the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as e-mail directories for all members of Congress.

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
This site provides access to data archives and other resources and services of this nonprofit research organization.

Bureau of the Census
This site provides summaries of data from across cities, towns, counties, states and other geographic and demographic boundaries. These summary data files are useful for many purposes, from allocating representation in legislative bodies to tracking economic and population trends needed for strategic planning.

Social Sciences Data Collection - University of California San Diego
The SSDC is a collection of large numeric datafiles as well as a set of computer programs that provide easy access to those datafiles through a menu interface. A fascinating, exhaustive source.

U.S. House of Representatives
Provides public access to legislative information as well as information about members of House, committees and organizations of the House.

U.S. Senate
Provides public access to legislative information as well as information about members of the Senate, committees and organizations of the Senate.

Minnesota House of Representatives
Information and links to the House.

Minnesota Senate
Information and links to the Senate.

Hennepin County, Minnesota
A wealth of information about this Minnesota County that boasts 24% of the population of the state, including Minneapolis, the county seat. The site gives access to all 20 county departments; updates on county board meetings and general information about the county and whatís available to its residents.

Ramsey County, Minnesota
Information about Ramsey County (St. Paul is the county seat) including access to its county commissioners and specific departments. This site is under construction and will be continually updated.

City of Saint Paul, Minnesota
From updates on conventions coming to town, to information on city council happenings, city departments, schools; background on the city's breweries and entertainment options, as well as job openings with the City -- you can find it here.


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