Useful Government Resources

State of California Resources

The California Legislature website provides information about the State Senate and State Assembly, including member profiles and committee information. The legislative calendar, bill and legislative member information, California law, and related publications can be found at this website.

California’s State Government site provides information and links for state agencies.

The Department of Finance serves as the Governor’s chief fiscal policy advisor; current and previous budgets, including budget summaries, are available at this website.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing oversees the licensing and credentialing of professional educators.

The California Student Aid Commission administers financial aid to California resident students pursuing higher education.

The California Channel, is a public service funded by California’s cable television providers and offers access to legislative hearings and other public policy forums.

California Educational Facilities Authority (CEFA) administers a revenue bond program that provides tax-exempt low-cost financing to private, non-profit higher educational institutions

The Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) is known for its fiscal and programmatic expertise and nonpartisan analyses of the state budget.

Additional Resources

Federal Government

Congressional Committees

Associations and Organizations

Higher Education Newspapers and Journals