Here are some good research spots for you to check out, if you're interested in learning more about what the State lawmakers are doing, and what you can do about it:
Need the basics? Start here!
Look for the PDF booklet to download: "A Student Guide to the Legislature." It's beginner's info about how the legislature works, designed for teens but useful for adults, too. We're all learning, right?
Check on your elected officials.
Track elected officials' bills, votes, and schedules! Here are the ones I'll be following:
Vince Buys, 42nd District Representative
If you don't live in the 42nd District, you can find your elected officials' websites here.
Places to get quick information:
This organization does a great job of following the issues and educating the public. Check out their many resources.
This one is new to me but looks promising. Today's lead post seems to give an unbiased delivery of facts. Each State has its own blog page, and national issues get attention as well. Its stated mission: "Each week we scan political news stories, state legislation, political blogs and forums to gain insight on the most pertinent issues. The Citizen's Report is meant to encourage debate amongst community activists, politicians, lobbyists and readers in order to further the discussion.."
I haven't explored this one yet I expect good things. It looks like you can find answers or links to answers about a variety of topics, government functions, and
The official Washington State site. Pretty easy to navigate.