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LWP 6401, 6402, and 6403: Law and Policy Concepts 1, 2, and 3

Policy Overviews

The policy resources listed in the boxes below are categorized geographically: national, state/regional, etc.  

State Level Policy Resources

A number of these web sites facilitate comparative research across states. 

  • The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) creates portals and databases which compare issues/legislation across states (sample issues include medical and recreational marijuana; state immigration laws; sanctuary policies; and climate change). 
  • NCSL provides links to state legislatures.
  • The Council of State Government Knowledge Center is a useful source for state data and performance indicators.

Massachusetts State and Regional Policy Resources

City/Urban Area Policy Resources

Massachusetts City Policy Resources