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Website of the Week for March 1, 2004

Cheryl Nyberg, editor

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Washington Votes, http://www.washingtonvotes.org/

The Washington Policy Center, "an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization that does not lobby or endorse candidates," provides customized bill-tracking and easy-to-read summaries of bills under consideration in the Washington State Legislature.

A user can create a profile to monitor bills on any of 50 predetermined subjects, ranging from abortion to water and including civil rights, communications, criminal law, environment, firearms, insurance, judicial branch, law enforcement, natural resources, religion/church, taxes, and tribal law. When new bills are introduced or action is taken on a current bill, the user is notified by email.

The homepage features counts on the number of bills and amendments introduced during the current legislative session and on the number of bills enacted into law.

Legislator voting records may be searched and a user may customize the homepage to display a legislator's voting record.

Suggested by Lee Sims.

2008, M.G. Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington