Californian State Library: California Bureau of Research
The California Research Bureau (CRB) provides nonpartisan research services to the Governor and his staff, to both houses of the legislature, and to other state elected officials. These services include preparation of reports and memoranda on current policy issues, which might cover topics such as the history of the issue, experiences and proposals in other states, case studies and examples, data analysis, and development of legislative proposals. This work might be confidential to the requestor, or might result in a published report. CRB public reports are available at http://www.library.ca.gov/crb/CRBReports.html.
The California Research Bureau is also involved in special projects and events with partners in the Legislature and various State agencies. To view these projects CRB Projects and Events contains more information.
The Bureau regularly publishes an electronic notification service of new studies and reports about matters of current legislative or administration interest. This is an excellent way for policy professionals to stay up-to-date about research in their fields. The Studies in the News is accessible at http://www.library.ca.gov/sitn/crb/. Electronic links are provided to most entries.
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