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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: 3:43 pm

End time: 9:19 pm

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 answers

Internet research answers

  • Who is on the City Council for Sun Prairie, WI? When were they elected?
    • Russell Fassbender, first elected April 2007[1]
    • Hariah Hutkowski, first elected April 2006[2]
    • Jonathan Freund, first elevated April 2006[3]
    • Andrea Gage, first elected April 2013[4]
    • Zachary Weber, first elected May 2004[5]
    • Al Hoffman, first elected April 2010[6]
    • Kent Orfan, first elected October 2013[7]
    • Mary Polenske, first elected April 2010[8]
  • What was the decision in the case of California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court in California?
    • The court ruled in favor of the Association, also known as McCarthy. The Association had requested the University disclose the donors and contracts made with donors to provide luxury boxes in its new sports arena, Save Mart Center. The Association was allowed to keep the documents as exempt.[9]
  • Who sponsored HB 477 in the Utah 2011 session? What did the bill do? What is its current status?
    • John Dougall sponsored HB 477, titled Government Records Amendments, in the 2011 Utah General Session. On March 8, 2011 Utah’s Governor signed the bill into law. This bill modifies the Government Records Access and Manage Act by changing what information citizens can request of their representatives through records requests. Citizens may now no longer request chats, voicemails, or text messages, with some exceptions. This bill also provided more protections for government reports and litigation that is ongoing[10]

Complex edit results

References

  1. City of Sun Prairie, "Russell Fassbender," accessed October 20, 2013
  2. City of Sun Praire, "Hariah Hutkowski," accessed October 20, 2013
  3. City of Sun Prairie, "Jonathan Freund," accessed October 20, 2013
  4. City of Sun Prairie, "Andrea Gag," accessed October 20, 2013
  5. City of Sun Prairie, "Zachary Weber," accessed October 20, 2013
  6. City of Sun Prairie, "Russell Fassbender," accessed October 20, 2013
  7. City of Sun Prairie, "Ken Orfan," accessed October 20, 2013
  8. City of Sun Prairie," "Mart Polenske," accessed October 20, 2013
  9. Justia US Law, "California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court (McClatchy Co.) (2001) 90 Cal. App. 4th 810 [108 Cal. Rptr. 2d 870," accessed October 20, 2013]
  10. Utah State Legislature, "Government Records Amendments," accessed October 20, 2013