Category Archives: Government Resources

State Government Data

State Legislative Websites Directory

This database contains information gleaned from the home pages and websites of the fifty state legislatures, the District of Columbia and the Territories. You can select to view specific website content materials (such as, bills, press rooms, statutes) from one state at a time.

Florida Electronic Federal Depository Library

The site’s primary mission is to meet the needs of researchers and the general public for access to information by and about the state of Florida and its local governments. Our goal is to provide this data within 2 or 3 mouse clicks.

American Law Sources On-line

A collection of free legal resources for the United States (both federal and individual states), Canada, and Mexico. The documents include codes, cases, constitutions, and legislation. Many of the documents are searchable and/or browsable. Some documents, such as municipal codes, are available on the city and county level.

All Things Political

This directory guides users to the government homepages of cities, counties and states. It also provides links to local government agencies and associations.

Municipal Code Corporation

Collection consisting mostly of local government Codes of Ordinances from around the United States. Can browse by location.

The Pennsylvania Code

“The Pennsylvania Code is an official publication of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It contains regulations and other documents filed with the Legislative Reference Bureau under the act of July 31, 1968 (P. L. 769, No. 240) (45 P. S. ???? 1102, 1201???1208 and 1602) and 45 Pa.C.S. Chapters 5, 7 and 9, known as the C …

Oregon   Welcome to Oregon Data! We’re glad that you’re excited about open data. To help you get started with our tools, we’ve created a series of videos designed to teach you the basics about interacting with this data site. If you have any further questions, feel free to visit our support page.

NYC Open Data  
On July 15, The Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications released the annual update to the NYC Open Data Plan. As required by Local Law 11 of 2012, each City entity must identify and ultimately publish all of its digital public data for citywide aggregation and publication by 2018.

MassGIS, Massachusetts, U.S.   
Through the Office of Geographic Information (MassGIS), the Commonwealth has created a comprehensive, statewide database of spatial information for mapping and analysis supporting emergency response, environmental planning and management, transportation planning, economic development, and transparency in state government operations.

Los Angeles Open Data  
We are sharing city data with the public to increase transparency, accountability and customer service and to empower companies, individuals and non-profit organizations with the ability to harness a vast array of useful information to improve life in our city.

Lexington, KY   
Address Points are now available! Lexington is the first city in Kentucky to freely release its complete address point dataset. The GIS layer includes point and address information for approximately 175,000 unique locations. It is the repository for all addresses within Fayette County. The new data layer is located within the “Community” category.

Houston Open Data  
Data made available through the open data program is prepared and made available for general reference purposes only and should not be used, or relied upon for specific applications without independent verification. The City of Houston neither represents, nor warrants this data’s accuracy, or completeness, nor will the City of Houston accept liability of any kind in conjunction with its use.

Durham, NC Open Data  
The Open Data Durham Initiative The City and County of Durham have teamed up to bring you the most comprehensive sets of data about our region. We look forward to working with communities, the media and other city champions to share our data.

OpenColorado  
We live in exciting times and transforming government is within our reach. Our vision is to support a transformation that will lead to a simple, beautiful, and easy-to-use government. We founded OpenColorado to achieve this new, more effective, and open government.

Denver Open Data  
This catalog was created in partnership with Open Colorado. To search for open data provided by other government organizations in Colorado please visit the Open Colorado Data Catalog.

Dallas Open Data  
The City of Dallas is committed to transparency and accountability. Whether you are an inquiring citizen or a software developer, Dallas OpenData is an invaluable resource for anyone to easily access data published by the City. By providing key metrics, Dallas OpenData acts as a bridge between you and the City. Instead of going through a formal process to request information, you are able to instantly review, compare, visualize, analyze and share your data discoveries!

Chicago  
The City of Chicago’s Data Portal is dedicated to promoting access to government data and encouraging the development of creative tools to engage and serve Chicago’s diverse community. The site hosts over 200 datasets presented in easy-to-use formats about City departments, services, facilities and performance. The catalog presented below lists datasets alphabetically and links back to each set on the Portal.

Baton Rouge, LA, US  
Welcome to Baton Rouge’s Official Open Data Portal! Open Data BR is part of a comprehensive effort to create a more effective, responsive, transparent and connected government for the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Explore our City-Parish data by visiting the data catalog or clicking one of the links below.

Austin, TX, US  
Welcome to Austin’s Open Data Portal This portal provides easy access to open data and information about your city government. We encourage the use of public data that the City of Austin has published to spark innovation, promote public collaboration, increase government transparency, and inform decision making.

USA.gov  
The U.S. Government’s official web portal providing links to key information for citizens, businesses and nonprofits, government employees and visitors to the U.S. Includes a government agency index and topical list of available resources.

State of Wisconsin   
The official site for the State of Wisconsin.

State of Michigan  
Official website of the State of Michigan.

Nebraska Public Documents   
Straight from the source–the Nebraska Public Documents project “provides free public access to digitized historic annual reports of state agencies in Nebraska for the use of students, scholars, and the general public.”

National Association of Secretaries of State   
NASS is a “non-partisan organization for public officials.” The site contains information about voting registration, new legislation, and state-by-state news.

Development Information Network of Arkansas (DINA)  
“DINAs role is to promote economic development with Arkansas cities and communities using the Internet.” Sponsored by the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

FTA Links to State Tax Pages  
Federation of Tax Administrators (of U.S. states) provides links to <strong>internet sites of state treasury departments</strong> which have an internet presence. Some of the states have posted downloadable state tax forms and other information of interest to taxpayers, including taxpayer information publications. The FTA site describes the general …

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Consumer Assistance Handbook   
“While the OCC Consumer Assistance Handbook is most specifically geared toward Ohio consumers, it contains information useful to people across the U.S. Topics include avoiding telephone scams such as slamming and cramming, reducing unwanted calls from telemarketers, deciphering utility bills, choosing long-distance providers and gas suppliers, rea …

State Freedom of Information Laws   
Directory of links to individual state statutes for open meetings and open records laws. Also provides link to directory of state FOI resources. Organized by the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Office of the Governor – Wisconsin  
Read Governor Walker’s official position regarding his budget proposal and the protests it has generated at this official website for the governor of Wisconsin.

Pennsylvania Department of Education – Standards Alligned System – Materials and Resources 
Includes materials and resources on “four major content areas (mathematics, science, social studies, reading-writing-speaking-listening)” for grades K-12.

Iowa Department of Education Core Content Standards and Benchmarks 
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Iowa. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as reading, math, science, and more. Standards are available in PDF format.

Wyoming Department of Education State Standards  
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Wyoming. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards available in PDF format.

New Hampshire Department of Educations Curriculum Frameworks  
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of New Hampshire. Organized by content areas such as arts, English language arts, math, science, social studies, and world languages. Standards are available in Microsoft Word and PDF format.

Georgia Department of Education Standards  
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Georgia. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, reading, science, social studies, writing, and more. Standards available in HTML format.

Idaho State Department of Education Content Standards with Limits   
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Idaho. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards are available in PDF format.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction — Wisconsin Academic Standards  
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Wisconsin.

Minnesota Department of Education K-12 Academic Standards  
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Minnesota. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level for most subjects. Also provides answers to frequently asked questions. Standards available in PDF format.

West Virginia Department of Education – Content Standards and Objectives   
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of West Virginia. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards are available in Microsoft Word and PDF format.

Utah Education Network – K-12 Core Curriculum   
K-12 content standards for the state of Utah. Organized by grade level and content areas such as language arts, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards available in HTML format.

School of Improvement in Maryland – Voluntary State Curriculum  
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Maryland. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards available in Microsoft Word and PDF format.

Kansas State Department of Education Curricular Standards, Resources and Model Standards  
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Kansas. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards are available in PDF format.

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Content Standards  
K-12 content standards for the state of Alaska. Organized by grade level and content areas such as language arts, math, science, social studies, and more. Site also provides information on standards for quality schools, teachers, etc. Standards available in PDF format.

Nevada Department of Education Standards  
Academic content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Nevada. Organized by content areas such as arts, careers, technology, foreign language, health and physical education, math, pre-kindergarten, science, social studies, and more. Standards available in PDF or HTML format.

Illinois State Board of Education Learning Standards  
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Illinois. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students in seven core areas: English, fine arts, foreign language, physical development and health, math, science, social emotional learning, and social science. Standards available in Microsoft Word and PDF format.

Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools  
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Virginia. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards are available in Microsoft Word and PDF format.

Louisiana Department of Education Content Standards  
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Louisiana. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards available in PDF format.

Colorado Department of Education Office of Standards and Assessments   
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Colorado. Organized by content areas such as civics, dance, foreign language, history, math, music, science, theater, and more. Standards available in HTML and PDF format. Frameworks provided as well as information on national standards.

Michigan Department of Education K-12 Curriculum and Standards  
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Michigan. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards available in PDF format.

New Jersey Department of Education Core Curriculum Content Standards 
Education content standards for grades K-12 in the state of New Jersey. Organized by content areas such as career education, language arts, science, visual arts, world languages. Standards available in PDF or HTML format.

Arizona Department of Education K-12 Content Standards  
K-12 education content standards for the state of Arizona. Organized by grade level and content areas such as arts, health and physical activity, language, math, science, social studies, technology, and workplace skills. Standards available in Microsoft Word and PDF format.

Ohio Department of Education Curriculum Standards   
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Ohio. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards available in PDF format.

South Dakota Department of Education Content Standards   
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of South Dakota. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards are available in Microsoft Word and PDF format.

State of Vermont Department of Education Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities  
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Vermont. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards available in Microsoft Word, PDF, and Rich Text format.

Texas Education Agency Essential Knowledge and Skills   
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Texas. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards are available in HTML and PDF format.

Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Standards, Instruction, and Student Assessment   
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Rhode Island. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards are available in Microsoft Word and PDF format.

North Carolina State Board of Education Extended Content Standards  
Education content standards for grades K-12 in North Carolina. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, and more. Standards are available in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

Maine Department of Education Learning Results  
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Maine. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards available in PDF format.

Oklahoma State Department of Education Priority Academic Student Skills   
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Oklahoma. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards available in HTML and PDF format.

Kentucky Deparment of Education Student Performance Standards 
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Kentucky. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as arts, humanities, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards are available in PDF format.

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Curriculum Frameworks   
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Massachusetts. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards are available in Microsoft Word and PDF format.

Alabama Department of Education Learning Exchange   
K-12 content standards for the state of Alabama. Organized by grade level and content areas such as language arts, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards available in HTML format.

New Mexico Public Education Department Educational Standards   
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of New Mexico. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Content standards are available in PDF format.

Connecticut State Department of Education Curriculum Content Areas 
Education content standards for grades K-12 in the state of Connecticut. Organized by content areas such as agriculture, arts, health, language arts, math, science, world languages, and more. Standards are available in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and PDF formats.

Tennessee Department of Education Curriculum Standards   
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Tennessee. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards available in HTML and PDF format.

Mississippi Department of Education K12 Curriculum Framework  
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Mississippi. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards available in PDF format.

State of Washington Office of Public Instruction State Essential Academic Learning Environments  
Education content standards for grades K-10 for the state of Washington. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards are available in Microsoft Word and PDF format.

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction State Standards   
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of North Dakota. Provides the academic standards and proficiences set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards are available in PDF format.

Oregon Department of Education Education Standards   
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Oregon. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards are available in PDF format.

Hawaii State Department of Education Content and Performance Standards   
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Hawaii. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards are available in PDF, Microsoft Word, and HTML.

Florida Department of Education Curriculum and Instruction  
Education content standards for grades K-12 in the state of Florida. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as math, reading, science, social studies, and more. Standards are available in PDF format.

District of Columbia Public Schools Curriculum Content Standards   
Education content standards for grades K-12 in the District of Columbia. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level. Standards are available in HTML and PDF format as well as the following languages: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Amharic.

Nebraska Department of Education Curriculum and Instruction   
Academic standards for grades K-12 students in Nebraska. Curriculum is provided for mathematics, reading, writing, science, social studies and history. Standards are available in HTML, PDF, and Microsoft Power Point formats.

New York State Education Deparment Core Curriculum   
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of New York. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as language, math, science, social studies, and more. Standards available in PDF format.

Delaware Department of Education Recommended Curriculum Content Standards  
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Delaware. Organized by content areas such as English, math, science and more. Standards are available in PDF.

Pennsylvania Department of Education State Education Standards  
Education content standards for grades K-12 for the state of Pennsylvania. Provides the academic standards and proficiencies set for students at each grade level in areas such as civics, math, science, social studies, etc. Standards are available in HTML, Microsoft Word, and PDF format.

Arkansas Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks  
Content standards for K-12 students for the state of Arkansas schools. Curriculum covers English language proficiency, fine arts, foreign language, language arts, library media, math, science, and more. Standards available in Microsoft Word and PDF format.