Research Links

The links listed below are to websites that provide unbiased research information on candidates, legislation, and more.

  • Transparency WV: This site is for policy makers and the public, journalists and researchers interested in searching, downloading, sorting and charting state expenditures. From global searches comparing recent annual budgets to the amount that an agency spent at the local office supply store, the state’s accounting information can now be viewed instantly.
  • Project Vote Smart: Non-partisan information on US federal and state candidates, ballot measures, issues and legislation.
  • National Institute on Money in State Politics: The National Institute on Money in State Politics is the only nonpartisan, nonprofit organization revealing the influence of campaign money on state-level elections and public policy in all 50 states.
  • Open Congress: Brings together official government data with news and blog coverage to give you the real story behind each bill.
  • Center for Responsive Politics: Your nonpartisan guide to money’s influence on U.S. elections and public policy. Whether you’re a voter, journalist, activist, student or interested citizen, use our free site to shine light on your government. Count cash and make change.
  • WatchDog.Net: Brings government data — like census data, lobbying disclosures, voting records and campaign disclosures — into a single place.
  • MetaVid: An open, online platform that contains a video archive of public domain U.S. House and Senate proceedings.
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