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Want to Research Environmental Issues?

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The safety of the environment has become a greater and greater concern in the United States today.   In recent years, the federal government, states, counties and cities have passed regulations, and established offices, to provide resources to its citizens regarding environmental issues.   Many of the agencies provide online links for accessing the variety of information available.

The State of California has initiated an environmental education program in schools, grades K-12, believing in the importance of early environmental education.   See California’s Education and the Environmental Initiative page for more information about the program including curriculum.

Alaska provides a Contaminated Sites  link … Read More

The Role of Community Property in Divorce

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According to many sources, the divorce rate in America is approximately 50%. It is a staggering number, especially when you consider that many of these cases, there is often a correlated draining legal component. While the length of a divorce proceeding will vary from case to case and state-to-state, one constant nagging portion of the divorce procedure is the splitting of property. One of the most controversial property division laws occurs in community property states. States that follow these laws include Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

Two important words to understand in the division … Read More

Louisiana Governor €™s Office and Dozens of State Agency Records Could Soon Become Public

Soon, Louisiana may be able to escape its reputation of being among the states with the worst public records laws in the United States. On May 20, 2008, the Louisiana House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill which is intended to create more transparency in the governor’s office. Under Louisiana’s current laws, the governor’s office and around 60 agencies umbrellaed under the office have immunity from records disclosure.

However, the new proposed legislation, House Bill 1100 would require all agencies to make their records available for public inspection. An amended portion of this bill, which also passed, further … Read More

Louisiana Elected Officials Database

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The Louisiana Secretary of State is now offering downloads and searches of it’s  Elected Officials database. The database contains all Louisiana elected officials at the local, state, and national levels. Listings are possible by official name, office held,  parish, and other criteria. Many other states have  published listings of elected officials but this is the first we’ve seen that offers the search capability. Our Louisiana page has the link.… Read More