Think Tanks - institutions that generate public policy research, analysis, and activity. They may be affiliated with schools, other governments, foundations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and foundations. Some may have specific partisan, policy, or political motivations.
ProQuest Congressional provides access to historical and current Congressional information and publications on all aspects of legislation dealing with life and public policy. Topics include scientific undertakings, historical events, social welfare, economic conditions, communication policies, and an endless array of other subjects.
The database indexes and provides full-text for Congressional Committee Prints, House and Senate Documents and Reports (Congressional Serial Set), Hearings, and Legislative Histories. It also provides member and committee information and political news, as well as access to the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, and the Congressional Record (1985-present).
Regularly updated; health data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the United States, counties, territories, and other geographies. State Health Facts is comprised of more than 800 health indicators and provides users with the ability to map, rank, trend, and download data.
Wisconsin Statutes section 250.07(1)(a) requires the Department of Health Services to produce a public health agenda (a state health plan) for the people of Wisconsin at least every 10 years. "Healthiest Wisconsin 2010", "Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: Everyone Living Better, Longer", and "Healthiest Wisconsin 2010: A Partnership Plan to Improve the Health of the Public" are available online.
CBO is strictly nonpartisan; conducts objective, impartial analysis; and hires its employees solely on the basis of professional competence without regard to political affiliation. CBO does not make policy recommendations, and each report and cost estimate summarizes the methodology underlying the analysis.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is known as "the investigative arm of Congress" and "the congressional watchdog." GAO assesses the performance and accountability of federally funded programs.
The U.S. Sentencing Commission, a bipartisan, independent agency located in the judicial branch of government, exists to reduce sentencing disparities and promote transparency and proportionality in sentencing. The Commission collects, analyzes, and distributes a broad array of information on federal sentencing practices. The Commission also continuously establishes and amends sentencing guidelines for the judicial branch and assists the other branches in developing effective and efficient crime policy.