GlobalComputing links users to each state government site. Also, many states can be
reached at www.state.??.us, with the question marks standing for the two-initial state
State Agencies. Many state agencies can be reached at www.???.state.??.us,
with the first set of question marks representing the agency's abbreviation and the second
set representing the two-initial state abbreviation. For instance, the New York State
Department of Transportation would be www.dot.state.ny.us.
County Governments. Many county governments can be found at www.co.???.??.us,
where the first question marks represent the county name and the second set represents the
state abbreviation. For instance, www.co.fairfax.va.us is Fairfax County, Virginia.
City Governments. Many city governments can be found at www.ci.???.??.us,
where the first set of question marks represents the name of the city and the second set
represents the two-initial abbreviation for the state. For example, www.ci.boston.ma.us is
the address for Boston, Mass.
Public Records. Pacific Information Resources has
put together a site that links nearly 12,000 searchable public record databases nationwide,
broken down by state. FOI audits
to determine how well state and local governments are responding to public records
requests are updated here by Frosty Landon.