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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: 6:21pm EST

End time: 10:46pm EST

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?
  2. How many states have a Lieutenant Governor? Which states do not?
  3. Who are the members of the Michigan State Senate Redistricting Committee?
  4. How many measures relating to Medical Marijuana were on the ballot in 1998? Which (if any) were approved?
  5. Who is the current representative for District 35 in the Texas House of Representatives?

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?
  2. What was the decision in the case of California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court in California?
  3. Who sponsored HB 477 in the Utah 2011 session? What did the bill do? What is it's current status?

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.

Wiki Research

  • How many statewide measures were on the 2008 South Dakota ballot?
  • How many states have a Lieutenant Governor? Which states do not?
    • 42 states currently have a lieutenant governor. The office is vacant in Florida and Massachusetts; Maine, Arizona, Wyoming, New Hampshire, and Oregon do not have a lieutenant governor position.[2]
  • Who are the members of the Michigan State Senate Redistricting Committee?
    • Current members of the Redistricting Committee are:[3]
      • Steven Bieda (D)
      • Bert Johnson (D)
      • Virgil Smith (D)
      • Joe Hune (R)
      • Rick Jones (R)
      • Dave Hildenbrand (R)
      • Jim Marleau (R)
      • John Moolenaar (R)
      • John Proos (R)
  • How many measures relating to Medical Marijuana were on the ballot in 1998? Which (if any) were approved?
  • Who is the current representative for District 35 in the Texas House of Representatives?
    • Lloyd Doggett[9]

Internet Research

  • Who is on the City Council for Sun Prairie, WI? When were they elected?
    • The Sun Prairie City Council has the following members:[10]
      • Al Hoffman, first elected April 2010
      • Andrea Gage, first elected April 2013
      • Hariah Hutkowski, first elected April 2006
      • Jonathan Freund, first elected April 2006
      • Kent Orfan, first elected October 2013
      • Mary Polenske, first elected April 2010
      • Russell Fassbender, first elected April 2007
      • Zachary Weber, appointed in 2004, first elected in 2005
  • What was the decision in the case of California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court in California?
    • The appeals court ruled that the California State University, Fresno Association was not a public body, and was thus exempt from the California Public Records Act and was not required to disclose information. However, California State University was ruled to be a public body and they were required to disclose information.[11]
  • Who sponsored HB 477 in the Utah 2011 session? What did the bill do? What is it's current status?
    • John Dougall sponsored HB 477, which modified the Government Records and Management Act to eliminate language stating that government records are public, and exempted some electronic forms of communication (text messages, instant messages, and video chats) from public records requests.[12] It was repealed on March 26, 2011.[13]

Complex Page Creation

Emily's Created Page (This page was originally created on a separate page. Moved to the talk page by BaileyL in a clean-up of uncategorized pages.

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