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Resources

Bill Tracking / Government Resources

New York State Legislative Retrieval System - http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menuf.cgi
This is a tool available to search the laws of New York, open legislation in the State, as well as Committee Agendas and floor calendars.

New York State Library - http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/
Provides access to materials that support State government work, including bill/veto/recall jackets for legislation and documentation on the legislative intent of bills.

National Conference of State Legislatures - http://www.ncsl.org/
NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.

New York State Governor's Office - http://www.governor.ny.gov/

New York State Assembly - http://assembly.state.ny.us/
New York State Senate - http://www.nysenate.gov/
The Assembly and Senate websites allow you to search legislation, find your representatives, read press releases, see when the Assembly and Senate are in session and what is on their agendas, and provide live audio and video coverage of legislative proceedings.

New York City Council - http://council.nyc.gov/html/home/home.shtml

Green Book Online - http://a856-gbol.nyc.gov/GBOLWebsite/home.aspx
An online directory of New York City elected officials, agencies, offices, boards, and commissions

The Library of Congress: THOMAS - http://thomas.loc.gov/
Congress.Gov - http://beta.congress.gov/
Resources to search and track legislative information on a federal level.

GovTrack.us - http://www.govtrack.us/
"You'll find here the status of U.S. federal legislation, voting records for the Senate and House of Representatives, information on Members of Congress, district maps, as well as congressional committees and the Congressional Record."  Users can also set up customized alerts that will notify them of the legislative activity or bills status changes they are interested in following.

The White House - http://www.whitehouse.gov/

U.S House of Representatives - http://www.house.gov/

U.S Senate - http://www.senate.gov


Committee Resources

Tracking State and City Legislation: Tips

Your Committee Issued a Legislative Report... Now What?
A guide for committees that want to engage in advocacy work above and beyond the issuance of a report

Legislative Affairs Department Program Materials

New York State Legislative Session Calendar

New York State Public Hearing Calendar
The public hearing calendar is updated as hearings are scheduled or modified. Great resource for committees interested in providing testimony on issues they've commented on.

Annual Reports of the New York State Assembly Committees
These reports give a good overview of the types of bills that fall under the jurisdiction of the various committees operating in the NYS Assembly.

Reports of Advisory Committees to the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of the State of New York
These reports contain the recommendations for legislative action pertaining to the judiciary and the protocol of procedures within various courts.


News

Albany Times Union: Capitol Confidential blog - http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/
"A Behind-the-Scenes Look at New York Politics"

The Daily News: The Daily Politics blog - http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/

The Legislative Gazette - http://www.legislativegazette.com/
“The Weekly Newspaper of New York State Government”

The New York Times: The Caucus blog - http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/
“The Politics and Government Blog of the Times”

The New York Times: City-Room blog - http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/