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February's Project of the Month
Recently, President Obama gave his yearly State of the Union address. At Ballotpedia, we collect similar speeches made by many governors: the "State of the State." In Iowa, it is called the "Condition of the State" and in Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia it is known as "State of the Commonwealth." Whichever name it goes by, these speeches are delivered to the state legislature and fulfill the requirement in most state constitutions that the governor must deliver an annual report to the legislature.

These speeches outline what a governor's priorities are for a particular year, notes some of the struggles their state may have faced in the past year or address some specific national trend. This month, we are asking for your help in collecting speeches from past years.

The steps are easy
  1. Find the text of a state of the state address given prior to 2011 and copy the link. For these older addresses, you'll get to do some deeper research in each state's historical archives.
  2. On another browser tab or new window, open the State of the state addresses page and click the "Edit" tab on the top of the page.
  3. In the code, scroll down past the 2015 information and find the year you want to add to.
  4. Add a line for your state and input the link. Using an asterisk in the code creates a bullet point on the wiki. A single set of brackets [ ] creates a link to an external website. Inside the brackets, paste the link, press the space bar, and insert the name of the state you're adding.
  5. Click "Preview" at the bottom of the page to make sure your changes look good, and then click "Save" and you're done!

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-- 22:33, 15 April 2013 (CDT)

Thank you for your recent edit correcting the year of Hawaii's same-sex marriage ban. Accuracy is of upmost importance to Ballotpedia. We hope that you continue to make edits to the State legislative project and other pages on Ballotpedia. KaitlinE 08:20, 17 September 2013 (CDT)

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Thanks for making a contribution to the State legislative project. Here is a page that should help provide some background about our project and useful tools and links:

If you have any questions about the project, please let me know.

We look forward to the contributions you will make to the pages! Thanks, and have fun.

--Tyler King, Project Director, State Legislatures


Thank you for your edits to Oregon Same-Sex Marriage Amendment (2014)! KaitlinE (talk) 22:56, 4 February 2014 (CST)


KellyC wrote:

Hi Yorksa10,

Thanks for removing the outdated template on the 2015 ballot measures page. I added a note to the page explaining to readers that there are zero ballot measures certified for the 2015 ballot.

Thanks,

KellyC
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