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Social Welfare Policies & Services: Federal, State & Local Policies

This guide is designed to help students with their projects for Social Work Policy and Macro Social Work classes.

Looking for Elected Officials?

Look for your federal and state representatives:

Step 1: Find your 9-digit zip code.  Don't know it?  Don't worry, Look Up A Zipcode on the United States Potal Service website.

Step 2: Find your elected officials using Project Vote Smart

Massachusetts Government

Looking for state agencies in Massachusetts?  Then Mass.Gov is going to be where you start.  Looking for a different state?  All governmental sites should end with ".gov" and are form of the state's name.   

Looking for laws or legislators in Massachusetts?  Then is going to be where you search.

Sunlight Foundation Tools: Tracking Politics

Federal Legislation & Policies

Government Accountability Office News

The latest news from the GAO - an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.

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