ADDITIONAL REFERENCES


The following publications provide additional information on state laws and the specific duties of various offices.

The Book of the States:  2014 edition, published by The Council of State Governments, 2760 Research Park Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40511. 1-800/800-1910, http://csgstore.org/thebookofthestates.aspx, e-mail: sales@csg.org.

 

Campaign Financing and Lobbying Bibliography:  This guide presents the many general overviews of democratic government and its institutions that establish a context for campaign financing and lobbying studies.  226 pages.  A publication of the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL), compiled by Frederick M. Herrmann, Ph.D., New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, 2007.  Copies may be purchased from COGEL, P.O. Box 81237 , Athens, GA 30608, 706/548-7758.

 

COGEL Blue Book: Campaign Finance Update:  A comprehensive look at campaign finance legislation and litigation in the 50 states and the federal government.  Copies may be purchased from COGEL, P.O. Box 81237 , Athens, GA, 30608, 706/548-7758.

 

COGEL Blue Book: Ethics Update:  Update of events, issues and trends related to organization and administration of ethics boards.  Copies may be purchased from COGEL, P.O. Box 81237, Athens, GA, 30608, 706/548-7758.

 

COGEL Blue Book: Lobbying Update:  Summary of current issues and developments in lobby law.  Copies may be purchased from COGEL, P.O. Box 81237, Athens, GA, 30608, 706/548-7758.

 

The Electoral College, January 2011.  Published by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20005, 1-866/747-1471 or 202/566-3100.

 

Freedom of Information Update:  Overview of state FOIA litigation and legislation.  Copies may be purchased from COGEL, P.O. Box 81237 , Athens, GA, 30608, 706/548-7758.

 

The Guardian:  Quarterly reporting by state agencies on the most recent developments in governmental ethics, campaign finance and lobby law activity.  Annual subscriptions are available from COGEL, P.O. Box 81237, Athens, GA, 30608, 706/548-7758.

 

NORCOL Lobbying Guidebook:  Compendium of lobbying forms and instructions from jurisdictions throughout the Northeastern United States; includes regional agency contacts, basic lobbying data, bibliography and a case law summary.  A publication of the Northeastern Regional Conference on Lobbying, compiled by Frederick M. Herrmann, Ph.D., New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, 2004.  Copies may be purchased from the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, P.O. Box 185, Trenton, NJ 08625-0185, 609/292-8700.

 

Public Integrity Journal:  Quarterly journal on ethics and leadership for public service.  The journal is sponsored by COGEL, the American Society of Public Administration, the Council of State Governments and the International City/County Management Association.  Contact COGEL, 706/548-7758 or ASPA, 202/393-7878, http://www.aspanet.org/public/ASPA/Publications/Public_Integrity/ASPA/Publications/Public_Integrity1/
Public_Integrity1.aspx.

 

State Directory I: Elective Officials, 2014 edition, published by The Council of State Governments, 2760 Research Park Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40511. 1-800/800-1910, http://csgstore.org, e-mail: sales@csg.org.

 

State Directory II: Legislative Leadership, Committees & Staff, 2014 edition, published by The Council of State Governments, 2760 Research Park Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40511. 1-800/800-1910, http://csgstore.org, e-mail: sales@csg.org.

 

State Directory III: Administrative Officials, 2014 edition, published by The Council of State Governments, 2760 Research Park Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40511. 1-800/800-1910, http://csgstore.org, e-mail: sales@csg.org.

 

A Voter’s Guide to Federal Elections, September 2011.  Available in eleven languages.  Published by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20005, 1-866/747-1471 or 202/566-3100.

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