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There are three aspects to this test: performing research on the wikis, performing research on the internet, and creating a new page with complex components. Upon completion of each element, add them to the section of this page called "Results." This test is timed; plan to spend a few hours on it. This test must be completed in one sitting. Note your start and finish times in the section below.

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Times

Note your start and finish times here.

Start time: 3:15 p.m.

End time: 7:38 p.m.

Wiki research

Answer the questions below. Provide citations to your answers in proper wiki citation format. Please use pages on the wiki to find your answers.

  1. How many statewide measures were on the 2008 South Dakota ballot?

There were three measures on the 2008 South Dakota ballot.[1]

  1. How many states have a Lieutenant Governor? Which states do not?

Forty-Five states have a Lieutenant Governor. The five states without a Lieutenant Governor are Maine, Arizona, Wyoming, New Hampshire, and Oregon.[2]

  1. Who are the members of the Michigan State Senate 11 Redistricting Committee?

The members of the Michigan State Senate Redistricting Committee are Joe Hune, Rick Jones, Steven Bieda, Dave Hildenbrand, Jim Marleau, John Moolenaar, John Proos, Bert Johnson, and Virgil Smith.[3]

  1. How many measures relating to Medical Marijuana were on the ballot in 1998? Which (if any) were approved?

There were seven Medical Marijuana measures on the ballot in 1998.[4] Medical Marijuana measures passed in Alaska[5], Nevada,[6] Oregon,[7] and Washington.[8]

  1. Who is the current representative for District 35 in the Texas House of Representatives?

Oscar Longoria is the current representative for District 35 in the Texas House of Representatives.[9]

Internet research

Answer the questions below. Provide citations to your answers in proper wiki citation format.

  1. Who is on the City Council for Sun Prairie, WI? When were they elected?

The members of Sun Prairie, WI City Council are Hariah Hutkowski (District 1, elected in 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012),[10] Russell Fassbender (District 1, elected in 2007, 2009, and 2011),[11] Jonathan Freund (District 2, elected in 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012),[12] Andrea Gage (District 2, elected in April 2013),[13] Zachary Weber (District 3, elected in 2004, 2007, 2009, and 2011),[14] Al Hoffmann (District 3, elected in 2010 and 2012),[15] Mary Polenske (District 4, elected in 2010 and 2012),[16] and Kent Orfan (District 4, elected in October 2013)[17]

  1. What was the decision in the case of California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court in California?

California State University and Fresno Association, Inc were challenging a court order requiring them to reveal the names of undisclosed donors who had received luxury boxes along with their license agreements. The court upheld the right of Fresno Association to keep this information private, but ruled that California State University must produce documents detailing the names and license agreements connected to the luxury boxes.[18]

  1. Who sponsored HB 477 in the Utah 2011 session? What did the bill do? What is it's current status?

Utah House Bill 477 was introduced by J. Dougall to modify the rules for government records. It was signed into law by the governor on March 8th, 2011.[19]

Complex edit

For the final portion of the test you must construct a timeline page similar to the United States budget debate, 2013 for an issue of your choosing and include some vote boxes to showcase votes that took place on the issue. To start a page on the wiki please refer to Help:Starting a page. If you need inspiration on choosing an issue there may be some ideas to be found in Special:WantedPages.

When you have finished your page, please link to it in the Results section below.

Results

In this section, add a link to the complex page you created. Also write your answers to the research questions here in a bullet-pointed list.

Complex page link for Virginia State Senate Bill 936[20]

Answers to Research Questions

  • There were 3 measures on the 2008 South Dakota ballot.
  • Forty-Five states have Lt. Governors. Maine, Arizona, Wyoming, New Hampshire, and Oregon do not.
  • The members of the Michigan State Senate Redistricting Committee are Joe Hune, Rick Jones, Steven Bieda, Dave Hildenbrand, Jim Marleau, John Moolenaar, John Proos, Bert Johnson, and Virgil Smith
  • There were seven Medical Marijuana measures on the ballot in 1998. Measures passed in Alaska, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
  • Oscar Longoria is the representative for District 35 in the Texas House of Representatives.
  • The members of Sun Prairie, WI City Council are Hariah Hutkowski (District 1, elected in 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012), Russell Fassbender (District 1, elected in 2007, 2009, and 2011),Jonathan Freund (District 2, elected in 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012), Andrea Gage (District 2, elected in April 2013), Zachary Weber (District 3, elected in 2004, 2007, 2009, and 2011), Al Hoffmann (District 3, elected in 2010 and 2012), Mary Polenske (District 4, elected in 2010 and 2012), nd Kent Orfan (District 4, elected in October 2013)
  • California State University and Fresno Association, Inc were challenging a court order requiring them to reveal the names of undisclosed donors who had received luxury boxes along with their license agreements. The court upheld the right of Fresno Association to keep this information private, but ruled that California State University must produce documents detailing the names and license agreements connected to the luxury boxes.
  • Utah House Bill 477 was introduced by J. Dougall to modify the rules for government records. It was signed into law by the governor on March 8th, 2011.

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