Subject:"Dissecting Local and State Government with Data"
Source:AtlantaKevin Corcoran; Matt Carroll; Mike Fabey
Affiliation:Indianapolis Star;The Boston Globe;Savannah Morning News
Kevin Corcoran provides a great list of useful websites where you can find information and databases on state and local government (taxes, finances, salaries, etc.). This tipsheet also has examples on how to analyze databases (campaign finance, property taxes, etc.) by making spreadsheets. It also provides tips on how to get started on making spreadsheets as well as obtaining data.