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This page is a list of '''State Blue Books'''. On this page, the term "state blue book" refers to a state-sponsored almanac of the state-level government, however in some instances it refers the state's legislative manual (a common sources of many present day blue books) or a directory/roster of government services and officials. 
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This page is a list of '''State Blue Books'''.  
  
Generally, state blue books published biennially and by the Secretary of State, but there are numerous exceptions. For instance, the Iowa Blue Book is actually known as the "Redbook" for its historical cover color, and is published by the State's General Assembly annually under law. Moreover, a number of states do not have an official blue book, and several have discontinued publication.  
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The term "state blue book" typically refers to a state-sponsored or state-level government almanac. However, in some instances the term refers to the state's legislative manual (a common predecessor to many present day blue books), or even a simple directory/roster of government services and officials. Generally, state blue books are published biennially and by the [[Secretary of State]], but there are numerous exceptions. For instance, the Iowa Blue Book is actually known as the "Redbook" for its historical cover color and is published by the state's General Assembly annually under law. Moreover, a number of states do not have an official blue book, and several have discontinued publication. Common topics covered by blue books include: state facts, branches of the state's government, local governments, national representation and elections.  
  
Common topics covered by blue books include: state facts, branches of the states government, local governments, national representation, elections.
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This page is aimed at being a simple yet detailed collection of information regarding state blue books. It was last updated in February 2014.
 
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This page is aimed at becoming a simple, yet detailed collection of information regarding state Blue Books.
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==History==
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The origin of the term "blue book" appears to have been muddled with time. For instance, the 2005-2006 Tennessee Blue Book states, "The term Blue Book dates from the 15th century when the English Parliament began keeping its records in large volumes covered with blue velvet. Since that time the name Blue Book has been used to describe many forms of government manuals." Yet the 2011-2012 Idaho Blue Book states, "The Blue Book received its name not from the color of its cover but rather by definition of content. Bartlett's Dictionary of Americanisms defines the term Blue Book as 'a printed book containing the names of all persons holding office under the Government of the United States. It answers the Red Book of England.'"<ref>[http://www.tn.gov/sos/bluebook/05-06/1-preface.pdf ''Tennessee Secretary of State'', Tennessee Blue Book 2005-2006]</ref><ref>[http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Register/Cover_TOC_Index_Contacts.pdf ''Idaho Secretary of State'', Idaho Blue Book 2011-2012]</ref>
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==Blue books by state==
 
==Blue books by state==
 
=Alabama=
 
=Alabama=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Alabama blue book}}
|picture = [[File:744px-Flag_of_Alabama.svg.png|link=Alabama|alt=Alabama|center|100px|Alabama]]
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|name = Alabama Official and Statistical Register
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|now = N
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|volume = 1979
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|frequency = Biennially
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|editions =
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|pages =
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|type = SA
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}}
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==Links to older editions==
 
==Links to older editions==
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=Alaska=
 
=Alaska=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Alaska blue book}}
|picture = [[File:709px-Flag_of_Alaska.svg.png|link=Alaska|alt=Alaska|center|100px|Alaska]]
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|name = Alaska Blue Book
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|now = N
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|frequency = biennially
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|editions =
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|pages =
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|publisher = [http://www.lam.alaska.gov/ The Division of State Libraries, Archives, and Museums]
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|law = [http://law.justia.com/codes/alaska/1997/title-14/chapter-14-56/article-01/sec-14-56-182/ Sec. 14.56.182. Alaska Blue Book]*
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|Note=  The  law mandating the publication of the Alaska Blue Book was [http://touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/STATUTES/Title14/Chapter56/Section182.htm repealed in 1998].
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|type = SA
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}}
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=Arizona=
 
=Arizona=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Arizona blue book}}
|picture = [[File:800px-Flag_of_Arizona.svg.png|link=Arizona|alt=Arizona|center|100px|Arizona]]
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|name = [http://www.azsos.gov/public_services/arizona_blue_book/blue_book_for_sale.htm Arizona Blue Book]
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==2011-2012 Chapters==
|now = Y
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*Chapter 1. General Information
|volume = [http://www.azsos.gov/public_services/arizona_blue_book/2009-2010/contents.htm 2009-10]
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*Chapter 2. Executive Branch
|frequency = Biennially
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*Chapter 3. Legislative Branch
|law = [http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/41/00131.htm&Title=41&DocType=ARS Arizona Revised Statute A.R.S. § 41-131]
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*Chapter 4. Judicial Branch
|publisher = [[Arizona Secretary of State]]
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*Chapter 5. Federal Government
|type = SA
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*Chapter 6. Native Americans
}}
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*Chapter 7. Counties
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*Chapter 8. Local Government
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*Chapter 9. Elections
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*Chapter 10. Arizona Constitution
  
 
==2009-10 Chapters==
 
==2009-10 Chapters==
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=Arkansas=
 
=Arkansas=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Arkansas blue book}}
|picture = [[File:744px-Flag_of_Arkansas.svg.png|link=Arkansas|alt=Arkansas|center|100px|Arkansas]]
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|name = none
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|volume =
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|frequency =
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|editions =
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|pages =
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=California=
 
=California=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{California blue book}}
|picture =[[File:800px-Flag_of_California.svg.png|link=California|alt=California|center|100px|California]]
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|name = California Blue Book
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|no = N
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|volume = 2000
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|frequency =
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|editions =
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|pages =
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|type = SA
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}}
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=Colorado=
 
=Colorado=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Colorado blue book}}
|picture =[[File:800px-Flag_of_Colorado.svg.png|link=California|alt=California|center|100px|California]]
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|name = none
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|volume =
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|frequency =
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|editions =
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|pages =
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|Note = In Colorado, the term "Blue Book" refers to the state's [[Voter guides#Colorado ballot measure information booklet]].''
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}}
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=Connecticut=
 
=Connecticut=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Connecticut blue book}}
|picture =[[File:694px-Flag_of_Connecticut.svg.png|link=Connecticut|alt=Connecticut|center|100px|Connecticut]]
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|name = [http://www.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?Q=392636&a=3188 Connecticut State Register & Manual]
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|now = Y
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|volume = [http://www.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?Q=392636&a=3188 2010]
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|frequency = Annually
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|editions =
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|pages =
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|publisher = [[Connecticut Secretary of State]]
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|law = [http://www.cga.ct.gov/2011/pub/chap033.htm#Sec3-90.htm Sec. 3-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes]
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|type = SA
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}}
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==2010 Chapters==
 
==2010 Chapters==
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=Delaware=
 
=Delaware=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Delaware blue book}}
|picture =[[File:600px-Flag_of_Delaware.svg.png|link=Delaware|alt=Delaware|center|100px|Delaware]]
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|name = none
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|volume =
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|frequency =
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|editions =
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|pages =
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}}
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=Florida=
 
=Florida=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Florida blue book}}
|picture =[[File:750px-Flag_of_Florida.svg.png|link=Florida|alt=Florida|center|100px|Florida]]
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|name = none
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|volume =
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|frequency =
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|editions =
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|pages =
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}}
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=Georgia=
 
=Georgia=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Georgia blue book}}
|picture =[[File:800px-Flag_of_Georgia_(U.S._state).svg.png|link=Georgia|alt=Georgia|center|100px|Georgia]]
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|name = [http://cdm.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/register.php The Georgia Official and Statistical Register]
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|now = N
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|volume = 1989-1990
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|frequency = Biennially
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|editions =
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|pages =
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|type = SA
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}}
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*''Note: The Georgia Official and Statistical Register was publish from 1923-1990''<ref>[http://statregister.galileo.usg.edu/statregister/ ''Digital Library of Georgia'', The Georgia Official and Statistical Register]</ref>
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==1989-1990 Chapters==
 
==1989-1990 Chapters==
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=Hawaii=
 
=Hawaii=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Hawaii blue book}}
|picture =[[File:800px-Flag_of_Hawaii.svg.png|link=Hawaii|alt=Hawaii|center|100px|Hawaii]]
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|name = none
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|volume =
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|frequency =
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|editions =
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|pages =
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}}
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=Idaho=
 
=Idaho=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Idaho blue book}}
|picture =[[File:668px-Flag_of_Idaho.svg.png|link=Idaho|alt=Idaho|center|100px|Idaho]]
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|name = [http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/bluebook.htm Idaho Blue Book]
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==2013/14 Chapters==
|now = Y
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*Introduction
|volume = [http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/bluebook.htm 2011/2012]
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*Chapter One - Profile
|frequency = biennially in odd-numbered years
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*Chapter Two - Congressional Delegation
|editions = 21
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*Chapter Three - Executive Branch
|pages = 453
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*Chapter Four - Legislative Branch
|publisher = [[Idaho Secretary of State]]
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*Chapter Five - Judicial Branch
|law = [http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title67/T67CH9SECT67-915.htm Idaho Statues 67-915]
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*Chapter Six - County Government
|type = SA
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*Chapter Seven - Elections
}}
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*Chapter Eight - Education
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*Chapter Nine - Media
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*Chapter Ten - Economy
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*Chapter Eleven - Demographics
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*Chapter Twelve - Recreation
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*Appendix
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*Index
  
 
==2011/12 Chapters==
 
==2011/12 Chapters==
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=Illinois=
 
=Illinois=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Illinois blue book}}
|picture =[[File:779px-Flag_of_Illinois.svg.png|link=Illinois|alt=Illinois|center|100px|Illinois]]
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|name = Illinois Blue Book
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==2011-2012 Chapters==
|now = Y
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*Message from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White
|volume = [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/illinois_bluebook/home.html 2009-2010]
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*150th Anniversary of the Civil War
|frequency =
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*Ulysses S. Grant — Civil War Hero
|editions = 54
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*Official Portraits and Biographies
|pages = 542
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*Congress
|publisher = [[Illinois Secretary of State]]
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*Illinois Legislature
|type = SA
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*Illinois Courts
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*Office of the Governor Patrick J. Quinn
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*Education
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*History of Illinois
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*Elections
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*State and Local Government Facts
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*Constitution of the State of Illinois
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*Constitution of the United States
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*Index
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*Acknowledgements
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*State of Illinois Toll-Free Numbers
  
 
==2009-10 Chapters==
 
==2009-10 Chapters==
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=Indiana=
 
=Indiana=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Indiana blue book}}
|picture =[[File:744px-Flag_of_Indiana.svg.png|link=Indiana|alt=Indiana|center|100px|Indiana]]
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|name = none
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|volume =
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|frequency =
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|editions =
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|pages =
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}}
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=Iowa=
 
=Iowa=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Iowa blue book}}
|picture =[[File:670px-Flag_of_Iowa.svg.png|link=Iowa|alt=Iowa|center|100px|Iowa]]
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|name = [http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Register/ Iowa Official Register (the Redbook)]
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|now = Y
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|volume = [http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Register/ 2009-2010]
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|frequency = Annually
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|editions = 73
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|pages = 478
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|publisher = [[Iowa General Assembly]]
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|law = [http://search.legis.state.ia.us/nxt/gateway.dll/ic?f=templates&fn=default.htm Iowa Code section 2B.5]
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|type = SA
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}}
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==2009-10 Chapters==
 
==2009-10 Chapters==
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=Kansas=
 
=Kansas=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Kansas blue book}}
|picture =[[File:750px-Flag_of_Kansas.svg.png|link=Kansas|alt=Kansas|center|100px|Kansas]]
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|name = none
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|volume =
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|frequency =
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|editions =
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|pages =
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}}
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=Kentucky=
 
=Kentucky=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Kentucky blue book}}
|picture =[[File:750px-Flag_of_Kentucky.svg.png|link=Kentucky|alt=Kentucky|center|100px|Kentucky]]
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|name = none
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|volume =
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|frequency =
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|editions =
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|pages =
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}}
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=Louisiana=
 
=Louisiana=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Louisiana blue book}}
|picture =[[File:Flag_of_Louisiana.svg.png|link=Louisiana|alt=Louisiana|center|100px|Louisiana]]
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|name = none
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|volume =
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|frequency =
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|editions =
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|pages =
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}}
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=Maine=
 
=Maine=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Maine blue book}}
|picture =[[File:687px-Flag_of_Maine.svg.png|link=Maine|alt=Maine|center|100px|Maine]]
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|name = none
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|volume =
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|frequency =
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|editions =
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|pages =
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}}
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=Maryland=
 
=Maryland=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Maryland blue book}}
|picture =[[File:750px-Flag_of_Maryland.svg.png|link=Maryland|alt=Maryland|center|100px|Maryland]]
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|name = [http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/html/mmtoc.html Maryland Manual (On-Line)]
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|now = Y
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|volume = Online
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|frequency = Biennially*
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|editions =
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|pages =
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|publisher = [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives]
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|law = Maryland State Government Code [http://law.justia.com/codes/maryland/2010/state-government/title-9/subtitle-10/9-1026/ § 9-1026] and [http://law.justia.com/codes/maryland/2010/state-government/title-9/subtitle-10/9-1027/ § 9-1027]
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|note = While previously in book form, the Maryland Manual is now updated continuously online''<ref>[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/00front/html/title.html Maryland Archives]</ref>
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}}
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==Links to older editions==
 
==Links to older editions==
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=Massachusetts=
 
=Massachusetts=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Massachusetts blue book}}
|picture =[[File:750px-Flag_of_Massachusetts.svg.png|link=Massachusetts|alt=Massachusetts|center|100px|Massachusetts]]
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|name = Manual for the General Court
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|volume =
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|frequency = Every odd-numbered year<ref>[http://law.onecle.com/massachusetts/5/11.html ''Onecle'', General Laws of Massachusetts]</ref>
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|editions =
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|pages =
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|count = 10,500
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|type = LM
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|publisher = The Massachusetts Clerk of the Senate and the Clerk of the House
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|law = [http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXVII/Chapter5/Section11 Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 5 Section 11]
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}}
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==Links to older editions==
 
==Links to older editions==
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|| [http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=afterminal&L=5&L0=Home&L1=Research+%26+Technology&L2=Government+Data+%26+Documents&L3=State+Documents+%26+Resources&L4=State+Documents+Online&sid=Eoaf&b=terminalcontent&f=lib_ourorganization_governmentdocs_manual&csid=Eoaf Executive Office for Administration and Finance]
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|| [http://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Massachusetts.%20General%20Court.%20Manual%20for%20the%20General%20Court%22 Executive Office for Administration and Finance]
 
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|| 1858 to 2005-06
  
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=Michigan=
 
=Michigan=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Michigan blue book}}
|picture =[[File:685px-Flag_of_Michigan.svg.png|link=Michigan|alt=Michigan|center|100px|Michigan]]
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|name = [http://www.legislature.mi.gov/mileg.aspx?page=PublicationHomePage&PublicationHomePage=16 Michigan Manual]
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==2011-2012 Chapters==
|now = Y
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*Chapter I - MICHIGAN HISTORY
|volume = 2009-2010
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*Chapter II - MICHIGAN CONSTITUTIONS
|frequency = Biennially
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*Chapter III - THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
|editions =
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*Chapter IV - THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
|pages =
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*Chapter V - THE JUDICIAL BRANCH
|type = SA
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*Chapter VI - MICHIGAN'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
|publisher = [http://council.legislature.mi.gov/lsb.html The Michigan Legislative Service Bureau]
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*Chapter VII - INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
|law = [http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%28cs4lkfyj3v0izwvuykczy2bm%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-24-24 Michigan Compiled Laws § 24.24]
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*Chapter VIII - LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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*Chapter IX - ELECTIONS
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*Indexes
  
 
==2009-2010 Chapters==
 
==2009-2010 Chapters==
 
 
* Introduction and Preface
 
* Introduction and Preface
 
* Profile of Michigan
 
* Profile of Michigan
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|| [http://www.legislature.mi.gov/mileg.aspx?page=publications Michigan Legislature]
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| [http://www.legislature.mi.gov/mileg.aspx?page=publications Michigan Legislature]
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| 1999-2000 to Present
 
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|[http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/MichManual MSU Libraries - Michigan Manual: Guide]
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| 1836-1922
 
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|}
  
 
=Minnesota=
 
=Minnesota=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Minnesota blue book}}
|picture =[[File:759px-Flag_of_Minnesota.svg.png|link=Minnesota|alt=Minnesota|center|100px|Minnesota]]
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|name = Minnesota Legislative Manual (Blue Book)
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==2013-2014 chapters==
|now = Y
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*Foreward and Table of Contents
|volume = [http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=1676 2011-2012]
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*Chapter  1 - Minnesota in Profile
|frequency = Biennially in odd-numbered
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*Chapter  2 - Founding Documents
|editions =
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*Chapter  3 - State Legislature
|pages = 648
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*Chapter  4 - State Executive Offices
|type = SA
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*Chapter  5 - State Agencies
|law = [https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=5.08 Minnesota Statutes Section 5.08]
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*Chapter  6 - State Judiciary
|publisher = [[Minnesota Secretary of State]]
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*Chapter  7 - Local Government
|count - 10,000
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*Chapter  8 - Federal Government
|note = Minnesota also publishes a "[http://www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=8347 Student Edition]" of it's Blue Book''
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*Chapter  9 - Tribal Government
}}
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*Chapter 10 - Minnesota Elections
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*Index
  
 
==2011-2010 chapters==
 
==2011-2010 chapters==
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=Mississippi=
 
=Mississippi=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Mississippi blue book}}
|picture =[[File:800px-Flag_of_Mississippi.svg.png|link=Mississippi|alt=Mississippi|center|100px|Mississippi]]
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|name = [http://www.sos.state.ms.us/ed_pubs/BlueBookLow/Index.asp Mississippi Official & Statistical Register]
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|volume = [http://www.sos.state.ms.us/ed_pubs/BlueBookLow/2008-2012-Blue-Book-Web.pdf 2008-2012]
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|now = Y
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|frequency = Every fourth year after a presidential election
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|editions =
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|count = 40,000 (or less)
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|pages = 768
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|publisher = [[Mississippi Secretary of State]]
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|law = [http://www.mscode.com/free/statutes/39/005/0015.htm Section 39-5-15 of the Mississippi Code of 1972]
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|type = SA
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}}
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==2008-2012 Chapters==
 
==2008-2012 Chapters==
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=Missouri=
 
=Missouri=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Missouri blue book}}
|picture =[[File:800px-Flag_of_Missouri.svg.png|link=Missouri|alt=Missouri|center|100px|Missouri]]
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|name = [http://www.sos.mo.gov/bluebook/default.asp Official Manual of the State of Missouri (The Blue Book)]
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==2013-2014 chapters==
|now = Y
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*Letter from Secretary of State Jason Kander
|volume = [http://www.sos.mo.gov/blueBook/2009-2010/default.asp 2009-2010]
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*Table of Contents
|frequency = Biennially 
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*Chapter 1 - Missouri Almanac
|editions =
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*Chapter 2 - Executive Branch
|pages = 1467
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*Chapter 3 - Federal Government
|law = [http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes%5Cc000-099%5C0110000020.htm Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 11 Missouri Manual and Official Publications Section 11.020]
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*Chapter 4 - Legislative Branch
|publisher = [[Missouri Secretary of State]]
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*Chapter 5 - Judicial Branch
|type = SA
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*Chapter 6 - Executive Departments
|note = The Missouri previously published 40,000 copies of the Blue Book, but it was revised on August 28, 2010 to be only distributed electronically.''<ref>[http://www.sos.mo.gov/BlueBook/2009-2010/0_Toc.pdf Official Manual of the State of Missouri 2009-2010]</ref><ref>[http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes%5Cc000-099%5C0110000020.htm Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 11 Missouri Manual and Official Publications Section 11.020]</ref>
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*Chapter 7 - Missouri Elections
}}
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*Chapter 8 - Cities and Counties
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*Chapter 9 - Missouri Information
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*Chapter 10 - Personnel
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*Index
  
 
==2009-2010 chapters==
 
==2009-2010 chapters==
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=Montana=
 
=Montana=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Montana blue book}}
|picture =[[File:615px-Flag_of_Montana.svg.png|link=Montana|alt=Montana|center|100px|Montana]]
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|name = none
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|volume =
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|frequency =
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|editions =
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|pages =
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}}
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=Nebraska=
 
=Nebraska=
 
==Blue Book Info==
 
==Blue Book Info==
{{Blue book infobox
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{{Nebraska blue book}}
|picture = [[File:750px-Flag_of_Nebraska.svg.png|link=Nebraska|alt=Nebraska|center|100px|Nebraska]]
+
 
|name = [http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/about/blue-book.php Nebraska Blue Book]
+
==2012-2013 Chapters==
|now = Y
+
*Nebraska: The Cornhusker State
|volume = [http://nlc1.nlc.state.ne.us/epubs/l3000/D001-201011.pdf 2010-11]
+
*U.S. Government in Nebraska
|editions = 50
+
*Nebraska State Government
|frequency = Biennially in odd-numbered years
+
*Local Government in Nebraska
|pages = 1002
+
*Nebraska Education and Information Resources
|publisher = [http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/ Nebraska Clerk of the Legislature's Office]
+
*Nebraska Political Parties and Elections
|type = SA
+
*Index
}}
+
  
 
==2010-11 Chapters==
 
==2010-11 Chapters==
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*Ch. 7: NEBRASKA POLITICAL PARTIES AND ELECTIONS
 
*Ch. 7: NEBRASKA POLITICAL PARTIES AND ELECTIONS
 
*Ch. 8: INDEX
 
*Ch. 8: INDEX
 
  
 
==Links to older editions==
 
==Links to older editions==
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=Nevada=
 
=Nevada=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{Nevada blue book}}
|picture =[[File:744px-Flag_of_Nevada.svg.png|link=Nevada|alt=Nevada|center|100px|Nevada]]
+
|name = Nevada Legislative Manual
+
|now = Y
+
|volume = [http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Division/Research/Publications/LegManual/2011/2011LegManual.pdf 2011]
+
|frequency = Each biennium
+
|editions =
+
|pages =
+
|type = LM
+
|publisher = [http://www.leg.state.nv.us Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau ]
+
|law = [http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/NRS-218F.html#NRS218FSec400 Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 218F.400]
+
}}
+
  
 
=New Hampshire=
 
=New Hampshire=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{New Hampshire blue book}}
|picture =[[File:660px-Flag_of_New_Hampshire.svg.png|link=New Hampshire|alt=New Hampshire|center|100px|New Hampshire]]
+
|name = Manual for the General Court
+
|now = N
+
|volume = 2007
+
|frequency = Printed in Odd-numbered years
+
|frequency =
+
|editions = 60
+
|pages =
+
|type = SA
+
}}
+
  
 
==Links to older editions==
 
==Links to older editions==
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=New Jersey=
 
=New Jersey=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{New Jersey blue book}}
|picture =[[File:750px-Flag_of_New_Jersey.svg.png|link=New Jersey|alt=New Jersey|center|100px|New Jersey]]
+
|name = [http://www.lawdiary.com/products/nj-legislative-manual.aspx Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey]
+
|now = Y
+
|volume = 2011
+
|frequency = Annually
+
|editions =
+
|pages =
+
|type = PA
+
|publisher = [http://www.lawdiary.com/ Skinder-Strauss Associates]
+
|note = The Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey is a "state-authorized reference guide," but is created and published by a private corporation.''
+
}}
+
  
 
==2004 Chapters==
 
==2004 Chapters==
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=New Mexico=
 
=New Mexico=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{New Mexico blue book}}
|picture =[[File:Flag_of_New_Mexico.svg.png|link=New Mexico|alt=New Mexico|center|100px|New Mexico]]
+
|name = New Mexico Blue book
+
|now = Y
+
|volume = [http://www.sos.state.nm.us/sos-2010bluebook.html 2009-2010]
+
|frequency =
+
|editions =
+
|pages = 367
+
|publisher = [[New Mexico Secretary of State]]
+
|type = SA
+
}}
+
 
+
==Current chapters==
+
* Introduction
+
* Table Of Contents
+
* Welcome
+
* Geology Section
+
* New Mexico History
+
* Native American Section
+
* State Symbols
+
* Voter Section
+
* Federal Section
+
* Executive Section
+
* Legislative Section
+
* Judicial Section
+
* County Section
+
* Economic Section
+
* Education Section
+
* Attraction Section
+
* Resource Section
+
* New Mexico Features
+
* Bibliography
+
  
 
=New York=
 
=New York=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{New York blue book}}
|picture =[[File:Flag_of_New_York.svg.png|link=New York|alt=New York|center|100px|New York]]
+
|name = [http://www.nylp.com/online_cat/body.html#3 The New York Red Book]
+
|now = Y
+
|volume = 2011
+
|frequency = Annually
+
|editions = 102
+
|pages =
+
|publisher = [http://www.nylp.com/ New York Legal Publishing Corp.]
+
|type = PA
+
|note = The New York Red Book is an "authorized publication," but is created by a private corporation.''
+
}}
+
  
 
=North Carolina=
 
=North Carolina=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{North Carolina blue book}}
|picture =[[File:Flag_of_North_Carolina.svg.png|link=North Carolina|alt=North Carolina|center|100px|North Carolina]]
+
 
|name = [http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/pubsweb/manual.aspx North Carolina Manual]
+
==2009-2010 Chapters==
|now = Y
+
*Introduction and Table of Contents
|volume = 2008
+
*Chapter 1 State Symbols
|frequency = biennially
+
*Chapter 2 NC Beginnings
|editions =
+
*Chapter 3 Our Constitutions
|pages = 1,022
+
*Chapter 4 Council of State and Executive Branch
|law = [http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/statutes/statutelookup.pl?statute=147-54 North Carolina General Statue § 147‑54]
+
*Chapter 5 NC Legislature
|count = 2,350
+
*Chapter 6 Judicial Branch
|publisher = [http://www.sosnc.com/ North Carolina Secretary of State]
+
*Chapter 7 The University of North Carolina
|type = SA
+
*Chapter 8 NC Community College System
}}
+
*Chapter 9 Private Colleges and Universities
 +
*Chapter 10 North Carolina's Political Parties
 +
*Chapter 11 US Government
 +
*Chapter 12 County Government
 +
*Chapter 13 Elections
 +
*Chapter 14 NC Population Data
 +
*Chapter 15 Foreign Consuls
  
 
==2008 Chapters==
 
==2008 Chapters==
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=North Dakota=
 
=North Dakota=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{North Dakota blue book}}
|picture =[[File:Flag_of_North_Dakota.svg.png|link=North Dakota|alt=North Dakota|center|100px|North Dakota]]
+
 
|name = North Dakota Blue Book
+
==2011-2013 Chapters==
|now = Y
+
*Ch. 1: Fossil Resources Reveal History of Ancient Life in North Dakota
|volume = [http://digitalhorizonsonline.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/ndbb&CISOPTR=12721&REC=14 2009-2011]
+
*Ch. 2: North Dakota Almanac
|frequency = Biennial (since 1995)
+
*Ch. 3: Federal-State Relationships
|editions = 28
+
*Ch. 4: Judicial Branch
|pages = 624
+
*Ch. 5: Executive Branch
|publisher = [[North Dakota Secretary of State]]
+
*Ch. 6: Legislative Branch
|type = SA
+
*Ch. 7: Tribal-State Relationships
}}
+
*Ch. 8: Elections
 +
*Ch. 9: Educations
 +
*Ch. 10: Agriculture
 +
*Ch. 11: Natural Resources
 +
*Ch. 12: Cities and Counties
 +
*Index
  
 
==2009-2011 Chapters==
 
==2009-2011 Chapters==
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=Ohio=
 
=Ohio=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{Ohio blue book}}
|picture =[[File:Flag_of_Ohio.svg.png|link=Ohio|alt=Ohio|center|100px|Ohio]]
+
|name = Official Roster of Federal, State, and County Officers and Departmental Information
+
|now = N
+
|volume = 1985-1986*
+
|frequency =
+
|editions =
+
|pages =
+
|publisher = Ohio Secretary of State
+
|note = Information on the most recent volume is based upon this [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000546880 list].
+
}}
+
  
 
=Oklahoma=
 
=Oklahoma=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{Oklahoma blue book}}
|picture =[[File:675px-Flag_of_Oklahoma.svg.png|link=Oklahoma|alt=Oklahoma|center|100px|Oklahoma]]
+
|name = [http://www.odl.state.ok.us/almanac/index.htm Oklahoma Almanac]
+
|now = Y
+
|volume = 2011-2012
+
|frequency = Biennially
+
|editions =
+
|pages =
+
|type = SA
+
|publisher = [http://www.odl.state.ok.us/ Oklahoma Department of Libraries]
+
}}
+
  
 
=Oregon=
 
=Oregon=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{Oregon blue book}}
|picture =[[File:Flag_of_Oregon.svg.png|link=Oregon|alt=Oregon|center|100px|Oregon]]
+
|name = [http://www.bluebook.state.or.us/ Oregon Blue Book]
+
|now = Y
+
|volume = 2011-2012
+
|frequency = biennially on or about February 15 of the same year as the regular sessions of the Legislative Assembly
+
|editions =
+
|pages =
+
|type = SA
+
|publishers = [[Oregon Secretary of State]] and the Oregon State Archives
+
|law = [http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/177.html ORS 177.120]
+
}}
+
  
 
=Pennsylvania=
 
=Pennsylvania=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{Pennsylvania blue book}}
|picture =[[File:675px-Flag_of_Pennsylvania.svg.png|link=Pennsylvania|alt=Pennsylvania|center|100px|Pennsylvania]]
+
|name = [http://www.dgs.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pa_manual/1294 Pennsylvania Manual]
+
|now = Y
+
|volume = [http://www.dgs.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/volume_119/7550 Volume 119]
+
|frequency = Biennially
+
|editions = 119
+
|pages = 1083
+
|type = SA
+
|law =
+
|publisher = [http://www.dgs.state.pa.us Department of General Services - Bureau of Publications]
+
}}
+
  
 
==Volume 119 Chapters==
 
==Volume 119 Chapters==
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=Rhode Island=
 
=Rhode Island=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{Rhode Island blue book}}
|picture =[[File:Flag_of_Rhode_Island.svg.png|link=Rhode Island|alt=Rhode Island|center|100px|Rhode Island]]
+
|name = Rhode Island Government Owner’s Manual
+
|now = Y
+
|volume = 2011
+
|frequency = Biennially
+
|editions = 312
+
|pages =
+
|count = 5,500
+
|publisher = [http://www.sos.ri.gov/ Rhode Island Secretary of the State]
+
|type = SD
+
|Note = The "Rhode Island Government Owner's Manual is a directory, rather than an almanac.''<ref>[http://www.ri.gov/press/view/13705 ''Rhode Island Secretary of the State'', Secretary of State Mollis Offers Free Directory to Help Rhode Islanders Get Services, Talk to Their Government]</ref>
+
}}
+
  
 
=South Carolina=
 
=South Carolina=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{South Carolina blue book}}
|picture =[[File:Flag_of_South_Carolina.svg.png|link=South Carolina|alt=South Carolina|center|100px|South Carolina]]
+
|name = South Carolina Legislative Manual
+
|now = Y
+
|volume = [http://www.scstatehouse.gov/man11/manual11.html 2011]
+
|frequency = Annual
+
|editions = 92nd
+
|pages = 629
+
|publisher = [https://www1.scstatehouse.gov/ South Carolina Legislature]
+
|type = LM
+
}}
+
  
 
=South Dakota=
 
=South Dakota=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{South Dakota blue book}}
|picture =[[File:Flag_of_South_Dakota.svg.png|link=South Dakota|alt=South Dakota|center|100px|South Dakota]]
+
|name = South Dakota Legislative Manual
+
|now = Y
+
|volume = [http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&source=hp&q=+site:sdsos.gov+2009+South+Dakota+Legislative+Manual 2009]
+
|frequency = biennially (each odd-numbered year)
+
|editions =
+
|pages = 316
+
|type = SA
+
|law = South Dakota Codified Laws [http://legis.state.sd.us/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=2-7-1 2-7-1] and [http://legis.state.sd.us/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=2-7-3 2-7-3]
+
|publisher = [[South Dakota Secretary of State]]
+
}}
+
  
 
==2009 Chapters==
 
==2009 Chapters==
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=Tennessee=
 
=Tennessee=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{Tennessee blue book}}
|picture =[[File:500px-Flag_of_Tennessee.svg.png|link=Tennessee|alt=Tennessee|center|100px|Tennessee]]
+
 
|now = Y
+
==2011-2012 Chapters==
|name = [http://www.tn.gov/sos/bluebook/index.htm Tennessee Blue Book]
+
*Preface
|volume = [http://www.tn.gov/sos/bluebook/index.htm 2009-2010 ]
+
*Section I - Legislative Branch
|frequency = Biennial
+
*Section II - Executive Branch
|editions =
+
*Section III - Judicial Branch
|pages = 697
+
*Section IV - Tennessee Regulatory Authority
|publisher = [[Tennessee Secretary of State]]
+
*Section V - National Government
|type = SA
+
*Section VI - State of Tennessee
}}
+
*Section VII - Statistics
 +
*Section VIII - Index
  
 
==2009-2010 Chapters==
 
==2009-2010 Chapters==
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=Texas=
 
=Texas=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{Texas blue book}}
|picture =[[File:800px-Flag_of_Texas.svg.png|link=Texas|alt=Texas|center|100px|Texas]]
+
|name = none
+
|volume =
+
|frequency =
+
|editions =
+
|pages =
+
}}
+
  
 
=Utah=
 
=Utah=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{Utah blue book}}
|picture =[[File:Flag_of_Utah.svg.png|link=Utah|alt=Utah|center|100px|Utah]]
+
|name = none
+
|volume =
+
|frequency =
+
|editions =
+
|pages =
+
}}
+
  
 
=Vermont=
 
=Vermont=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{Vermont blue book}}
|picture =[[File:Flag_of_Vermont.svg.png|link=Vermont|alt=Vermont|center|100px|Vermont]]
+
|name = none
+
|volume =
+
|frequency =
+
|editions =
+
|pages =
+
}}
+
  
 
=Virginia=
 
=Virginia=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{Virginia blue book}}
|picture =[[File:Flag_of_Virginia.svg.png|link=Virginia|alt=Virginia|center|100px|Virginia]]
+
|name = [http://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/StateGovernment/BlueBook/report.cfm The Report of the Secretary of the Commonwealth (Bluebook)]
+
|now = Y
+
|volume = 2010 - 2011
+
|frequency =
+
|editions =
+
|pages = 752
+
|publisher = [[Virginia Secretary of State|Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth]]
+
|type = SA
+
}}
+
  
 
=Washington=
 
=Washington=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{Washington blue book}}
|picture =[[File:Flag_of_Washington.svg.png|link=Washington|alt=Washington|center|100px|Washington]]
+
|name = none
+
|volume =
+
|frequency =
+
|editions =
+
|pages =
+
}}
+
  
 
=West Virginia=
 
=West Virginia=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{West Virginia blue book}}
|picture =[[File:Flag_of_West_Virginia.svg.png|link=West Virginia|alt=West Virginia|center|100px|West Virginia]]
+
|name = West Virginia Blue Book
+
|now = Y
+
|volume =
+
|frequency = Annually<ref>[http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/553 ''West Virginia Humanities Council'', Blue Book]</ref>
+
|editions =
+
|pages =
+
|publisher = [http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Educational/publications/pub.cfm Senate Clerk’s Office]
+
|note = Books published in odd numbered years contain expanded information
+
|type = SA
+
}}
+
  
 
=Wisconsin=
 
=Wisconsin=
 
==Blue Book Info==
 
==Blue Book Info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{Wisconsin blue book}}
|picture = [[File:Flag_of_Wisconsin.png|link=Wisconsin|alt=Wisconsin|center|100px|Wisconsin]]
+
 
|now = Y
+
==2013-2014 Chapters==
|name = [http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lrb/pubs/bluebook.htm ''State of Wisconsin'' Blue Book]
+
*Ch. 1: Biographies
|volume = [http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lrb/bb/09bb/index.htm 2009-10]
+
*Ch. 2: Feature Article
|frequency = Biennially in odd-numbered years
+
*Ch. 3: Wisconsin Constitution
|editions = 89
+
*Ch. 4: Framework of Government
|pages = 985
+
*Ch. 5: Legislative Branch
|publisher = [http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lrb/ Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau]
+
*Ch. 6: Executive Branch
|type = SA
+
*Ch. 7: Judicial Branch
|law = [https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/35/I/24 Wisconsin Statute 35.24]
+
*Ch. 8: Statistics
}}
+
*Ch. 9: Political Parties
 +
*Ch. 10: Elections
 +
*Ch. 11: State Symbols
 +
*Ch. 12: Alphabetical Index
  
 
==2009-10 Chapters==
 
==2009-10 Chapters==
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=Wyoming=
 
=Wyoming=
 
==Blue book info==
 
==Blue book info==
{{Blue book infobox
+
{{Wyoming blue book}}
|picture =[[File:Flag_of_Wyoming.svg.png|link=Wyoming|alt=Wyoming|center|100px|Wyoming]]
+
|name = [http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/BlueBooks/index.asp Wyoming Blue Book]
+
|now = Y
+
|volume = [http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/BlueBooks/pdf/BlueBookFinal.pdf Volume V]
+
|frequency = Irregular
+
|editions = 5
+
|pages = 549
+
|publisher = [http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/ Wyoming State Archives]
+
|type = SA
+
|note = The first Wyoming Blue Book was published in 1943, and each of the editions continues where the last one finished.  Volume V details year 1991 to 2007.<ref>[http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/BlueBooks/index.asp Wyoming Blue Book Volume V]</ref>
+
}}
+
  
 
==Links to older editions==
 
==Links to older editions==
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|-
 
|-
|| [http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/BlueBooks/index.asp Wyoming State Archives]
+
|| [http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/Archives/ResearchTopics.aspx Wyoming State Archives]
 
|| Volumes 1 to 5
 
|| Volumes 1 to 5
  
 
|}
 
|}
 
<headertabs/>
 
<headertabs/>
 +
 +
==Blue book history==
 +
There is debate over the source of the term "blue book."  Many have placed its origin in England and for the uses of single-colored (often blue) book covers. The 2005-2006 Tennessee Blue Book states, "The term Blue Book dates from the 15th century when the English Parliament began keeping its records in large volumes covered with blue velvet. Since that time the name Blue Book has been used to describe many forms of government manuals." Yet that theory is not completely accepted; the 2011-2012 Idaho Blue Book states, "The Blue Book received its name not from the color of its cover but rather by definition of content. Bartlett's Dictionary of Americanisms defines the term Blue Book as 'a printed book containing the names of all persons holding office under the Government of the United States. It answers the Red Book of England.'"<ref>[http://www.tn.gov/sos/bluebook/05-06/1-preface.pdf ''Tennessee Secretary of State'', "Tennessee Blue Book," 2005-2006]</ref><ref>[http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Register/Cover_TOC_Index_Contacts.pdf ''Idaho Secretary of State'', "Idaho Blue Book," 2011-2012]</ref>
 +
 +
==Blue book analysis==
 +
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This page is a list of State Blue Books.

The term "state blue book" typically refers to a state-sponsored or state-level government almanac. However, in some instances the term refers to the state's legislative manual (a common predecessor to many present day blue books), or even a simple directory/roster of government services and officials. Generally, state blue books are published biennially and by the Secretary of State, but there are numerous exceptions. For instance, the Iowa Blue Book is actually known as the "Redbook" for its historical cover color and is published by the state's General Assembly annually under law. Moreover, a number of states do not have an official blue book, and several have discontinued publication. Common topics covered by blue books include: state facts, branches of the state's government, local governments, national representation and elections.

This page is aimed at being a simple yet detailed collection of information regarding state blue books. It was last updated in February 2014.

Blue books by state

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Blue book info

Alabama
Alabama Official and Statistical Register
Still Published:No
Most Recent Volume: 1979
Frequency of Publication: Biennially
Type of Manual: State Almanac


Links to older editions

Source name Editions
ADAH Digital Archives 1903 to 1979

Blue book info

Alaska
Alaska Blue Book
Still Published:No
Frequency of Publication: biennially
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:The Division of State Libraries, Archives, and Museums
Law dictating publication:Sec. 14.56.182. Alaska Blue Book*


Blue book info

Arizona
Arizona Blue Book
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2011-2012
Frequency of Publication: Biennially
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Arizona Secretary of State
Law dictating publication:Arizona Revised Statute A.R.S. § 41-131


2011-2012 Chapters

  • Chapter 1. General Information
  • Chapter 2. Executive Branch
  • Chapter 3. Legislative Branch
  • Chapter 4. Judicial Branch
  • Chapter 5. Federal Government
  • Chapter 6. Native Americans
  • Chapter 7. Counties
  • Chapter 8. Local Government
  • Chapter 9. Elections
  • Chapter 10. Arizona Constitution

2009-10 Chapters

  • Chapter 1. General Information
  • Chapter 2. Executive Branch
  • Chapter 3. Legislative Branch
  • Chapter 4. Judicial Branch
  • Chapter 5. Federal Government
  • Chapter 6. Native Americans
  • Chapter 7. Counties
  • Chapter 8. Local Government
  • Chapter 9. Elections
  • Chapter 10. Arizona Constitution

Blue book info

Arkansas
No "Blue Book" is currently listed


Blue book info

California
California Blue Book
Still Published:No
Most Recent Volume: 2000
Type of Manual: State Almanac


Blue book info

California
No "Blue Book" is currently listed


Blue book info

Connecticut
Connecticut State Register & Manual
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2010
Frequency of Publication: Annually
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Connecticut Secretary of State
Law dictating publication:Sec. 3-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes


2010 Chapters

  • Dedications
  • Section I: Historical
  • Section II: Biographies and Photographs
  • Section III: State Government-Legislative
  • Section IV: State Government-Executive & Administrative
  • Section V: State Government-Judicial
  • Section VI: Counties
  • Section VII: Local Government
  • Section VIII: Political
  • Section IX: United States Government
  • Section X: Miscellaneous

Blue book info

Delaware
No "Blue Book" is currently listed


Blue book info

Florida
No "Blue Book" is currently listed


Blue book info

Georgia
The Georgia Official and Statistical Register
Still Published:No
Most Recent Volume: 1989-1990
Frequency of Publication: Biennially
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Notes:The Georgia Official and Statistical Register was publish from 1923-1990[1]


1989-1990 Chapters

  • I: Constitution of the State of Georgia
  • II: State Elected Offices
  • III: State Agencies
  • IV: Senators and Representatives in Congress from Georgia
  • V: General Assembly
  • VI: United States Judicial Officers
  • VII: Judicial System of Georgia
  • VIII: Georgia County Officers and Information
  • IX: Historical Rosters
  • X: Elections, 1989-90
  • XI: Georgia Miscellany
  • Index

Links to older editions

Source name Editions
Digital Library of Georgia 1923-1990

Blue book info

Hawaii
State of Hawaii Data Book
Most Recent Volume: 2012
Pages in Current Volume: n.a (electronic only)
Frequency of Publication: annually
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism


Blue book info

Idaho
Idaho Blue Book
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2013/2014
Frequency of Publication: biennially in odd-numbered years
Number of Editions: 22
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Idaho Secretary of State
Law dictating publication:Idaho Statues 67-915


2013/14 Chapters

  • Introduction
  • Chapter One - Profile
  • Chapter Two - Congressional Delegation
  • Chapter Three - Executive Branch
  • Chapter Four - Legislative Branch
  • Chapter Five - Judicial Branch
  • Chapter Six - County Government
  • Chapter Seven - Elections
  • Chapter Eight - Education
  • Chapter Nine - Media
  • Chapter Ten - Economy
  • Chapter Eleven - Demographics
  • Chapter Twelve - Recreation
  • Appendix
  • Index

2011/12 Chapters

  • Introduction
  • Chapter One - Profile
  • Chapter Two - Congressional Delegation
  • Chapter Three - Executive Branch
  • Chapter Four - Legislative Branch
  • Chapter Five - Judicial Branch
  • Chapter Six - County Government
  • Chapter Seven - Elections
  • Chapter Eight - Education
  • Chapter Nine - Media
  • Chapter Ten - Economy
  • Chapter Eleven - Demographics
  • Chapter Twelve - Recreation
  • Appendix
  • Index

Links to older editions

Source name Editions
Idaho Secretary of State 2007/2008, 2009/2010

Blue book info

Illinois
Illinois Blue Book
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2011-2012
Pages in Current Volume: 540
Frequency of Publication: biennially
Number of Editions: 55
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Illinois Secretary of State


2011-2012 Chapters

  • Message from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White
  • 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
  • Ulysses S. Grant — Civil War Hero
  • Official Portraits and Biographies
  • Congress
  • Illinois Legislature
  • Illinois Courts
  • Office of the Governor Patrick J. Quinn
  • Education
  • History of Illinois
  • Elections
  • State and Local Government Facts
  • Constitution of the State of Illinois
  • Constitution of the United States
  • Index
  • Acknowledgements
  • State of Illinois Toll-Free Numbers

2009-10 Chapters

  • Message from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White
  • Lincoln Birthday Bicentennial
  • Official Portraits and Biographies
  • Congress
  • Illinois Legislature
  • Legislative Correspondents
  • Illinois Courts
  • Office Of The Governor Patrick J. Quinn
  • Office Of The Lieutenant Governor
  • Office of the Attorney General Lisa Madigan
  • Office of the Secretary of State Jesse White
  • Office of the Comptroller Daniel W. Hynes
  • Office of the Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias
  • Education
  • History of Illinois
  • Elections
  • State and Local Government Facts
  • Constitution of the State of Illinois
  • Constitution of the United States
  • Index
  • Acknowledgements
  • State of Illinois Toll-Free Numbers

Links to older editions

Source name Editions
Illinois Digital Archives 1900-1901 to Present

Blue book info

Indiana
No "Blue Book" is currently listed


Blue book info

Iowa
Iowa Official Register (the Redbook)
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2011-2012
Frequency of Publication: Annually
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Iowa General Assembly
Law dictating publication:Iowa Code section 2B.5


2009-10 Chapters

  • Cover - TOC - Index - Contacts
  • Chapter 1 - Elected Officials
  • Chapter 2 - Legislative Branch
  • Chapter 3 - Judicial Branch
  • Chapter 4 - Executive Branch Agencies
  • Chapter 5 - Federal Government
  • Chapter 6 - Local Government
  • Chapter 7 - History and Constitution
  • Chapter 8 - Iowa Profile
  • Chapter 9 - Educational Institutions
  • Chapter 10 - Elections

Links to older editions

Source name Editions
Iowa Legislature 1860 to 2005-2006,
Iowa Legislature 2007-2008

Blue book info

Kansas
No "Blue Book" is currently listed


Blue book info

Kentucky
No "Blue Book" is currently listed


Blue book info

Louisiana
No "Blue Book" is currently listed


Blue book info

Maine
No "Blue Book" is currently listed


Blue book info

Maryland
Maryland Manual (On-Line)
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: Online
Frequency of Publication: Biennially*
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Maryland State Archives
Law dictating publication:Maryland State Government Code § 9-1026 and § 9-1027
Notes:While previously in book form, the Maryland Manual is now updated continuously online[2]


Links to older editions

Source name Editions
Archives of Maryland Online 1885-2001

Blue book info

Massachusetts
Manual for the General Court
Still Published:Yes
Frequency of Publication: Every odd-numbered year
Max. No. of copies printed by law:10,500
Type of Manual: State Legislative Manual
Publisher:The Massachusetts Clerk of the Senate and the Clerk of the House
Law dictating publication:Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 5 Section 11


Links to older editions

Source name Editions
Executive Office for Administration and Finance 1858 to 2005-06

Blue book info

Michigan
Michigan Manual
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2011-2012
Frequency of Publication: Biennially
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:The Michigan Legislative Service Bureau
Law dictating publication:Michigan Compiled Laws § 24.24


2011-2012 Chapters

  • Chapter I - MICHIGAN HISTORY
  • Chapter II - MICHIGAN CONSTITUTIONS
  • Chapter III - THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
  • Chapter IV - THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
  • Chapter V - THE JUDICIAL BRANCH
  • Chapter VI - MICHIGAN'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
  • Chapter VII - INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
  • Chapter VIII - LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Chapter IX - ELECTIONS
  • Indexes

2009-2010 Chapters

  • Introduction and Preface
  • Profile of Michigan
  • Ch.1 - Michigan History
  • Ch.2 - Constitutions
  • Ch.3 - Legislative Branch
  • Ch.4 - Executive Branch
  • Ch.5 - Judicial Branch
  • Ch.6 - Congressional Delegation
  • Ch.7 - Institutions of Higher Education
  • Ch.8 - Local Government
  • Ch.9 - Elections

Links to older editions

Source name Editions
Michigan Legislature 1999-2000 to Present
MSU Libraries - Michigan Manual: Guide 1836-1922

Blue book info

Minnesota
Minnesota Legislative Manual (Blue Book)
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2013-2014
Frequency of Publication: Biennially in odd-numbered
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Minnesota Secretary of State
Law dictating publication:Minnesota Statutes Section 5.08


2013-2014 chapters

  • Foreward and Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1 - Minnesota in Profile
  • Chapter 2 - Founding Documents
  • Chapter 3 - State Legislature
  • Chapter 4 - State Executive Offices
  • Chapter 5 - State Agencies
  • Chapter 6 - State Judiciary
  • Chapter 7 - Local Government
  • Chapter 8 - Federal Government
  • Chapter 9 - Tribal Government
  • Chapter 10 - Minnesota Elections
  • Index

2011-2010 chapters

  • FOREWORD AND TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • Chapter 1 - MINNESOTA IN PROFILE
  • Chapter 2 - CHARTERS, LAWS and FOUNDING DOCUMENTS
  • Chapter 3 - STATE LEGISLATURE
  • Chapter 4 - EXECUTIVE OFFICES
  • Chapter 5 - STATE AGENCIES
  • Chapter 6 - STATE JUDICIARY
  • Chapter 7 - LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Chapter 8 - FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
  • Chapter 9 - TRIBAL GOVERNMENT
  • Chapter 10 - MINNESOTA VOTES
  • INDEX

Links to older editions

Source name Editions
Minnesota Secretary of State 2005-2006 to present

Blue book info

Mississippi
Mississippi Official & Statistical Register
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2008-2012
Pages in Current Volume: 768
Frequency of Publication: Every fourth year after a presidential election
Max. No. of copies printed by law:40,000 (or less)
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Mississippi Secretary of State
Law dictating publication:Section 39-5-15 of the Mississippi Code of 1972


2008-2012 Chapters

  • Letter from Secretary of State
  • Introduction
  • Executive Branch
  • Legislative Branch
  • Judicial Branch
  • Federal Government
  • County Government
  • Municipal Government
  • Agencies, Boards, and Commissions
  • Elections
  • General Information
  • Index

Blue book info

Missouri
Official Manual of the State of Missouri (The Blue Book)
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2013-2014
Frequency of Publication: Biennially
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Missouri Secretary of State
Law dictating publication:Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 11 Missouri Manual and Official Publications Section 11.020
Notes:The Missouri Secretary of State previously published 40,000 copies of the Blue Book, but it was revised on August 28, 2010 to be only distributed electronically.[3][4]


2013-2014 chapters

  • Letter from Secretary of State Jason Kander
  • Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1 - Missouri Almanac
  • Chapter 2 - Executive Branch
  • Chapter 3 - Federal Government
  • Chapter 4 - Legislative Branch
  • Chapter 5 - Judicial Branch
  • Chapter 6 - Executive Departments
  • Chapter 7 - Missouri Elections
  • Chapter 8 - Cities and Counties
  • Chapter 9 - Missouri Information
  • Chapter 10 - Personnel
  • Index

2009-2010 chapters

  • Letter from Secretary of State Robin Carnahan
  • Dedication
  • Danzero Photograph Collection
  • Acknowledgments
  • Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1 - Missouri Almanac
  • Chapter 2 - Executive Branch
  • Chapter 3 - Federal Government
  • Chapter 4 - Legislative Branch
  • Chapter 5 - Judicial Branch
  • Chapter 6 - Executive Departments
  • Chapter 7 - Missouri Elections
  • Chapter 8 - Cities and Counties
  • Chapter 9 - Missouri Information
  • Chapter 10 - Personnel

Links to older editions

Source name Editions
Missouri Secretary of State - Missouri Digital Heritage 1878 to 2000
Missouri Secretary of State 2001-2002 to Present

Blue book info

Montana
No "Blue Book" is currently listed


Blue Book Info

Nebraska
Nebraska Blue Book
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2012-2013
Pages in Current Volume: 1002
Frequency of Publication: Biennially in odd-numbered years
Number of Editions: 51
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Nebraska Clerk of the Legislature's Office


2012-2013 Chapters

  • Nebraska: The Cornhusker State
  • U.S. Government in Nebraska
  • Nebraska State Government
  • Local Government in Nebraska
  • Nebraska Education and Information Resources
  • Nebraska Political Parties and Elections
  • Index

2010-11 Chapters

  • Ch. 1: NEBRASKA: THE CORNHUSKER STATE
  • Ch. 2: U.S. GOVERNMENT IN NEBRASKA
  • Ch. 3: NEBRASKA STATE GOVERNMENT
  • Ch. 4: NEBRASKA STATE GOVERNMENT
  • Ch. 5: LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN NEBRASKA
  • Ch. 6: NEBRASKA EDUCATION AND INFORMATION RESOURCES
  • Ch. 7: NEBRASKA POLITICAL PARTIES AND ELECTIONS
  • Ch. 8: INDEX

Links to older editions

Source name Editions
Nebraska Library Commission 2002-03, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2010-11
NEGenWeb Project 1889, 1920, 1926, 1930, 1936, 1966

Blue book info

Nevada
Nevada Legislative Manual
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2013
Frequency of Publication: Each biennium
Type of Manual: State Legislative Manual
Publisher:Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau
Law dictating publication:Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 218F.400


Blue book info

New Hampshire
Manual for the General Court
Still Published:No
Most Recent Volume: 2007
Number of Editions: 60
Type of Manual: State Almanac


Links to older editions

Source name Editions
Archive.org Vol. 1 to 60 (2007)

Blue book info

New Jersey
Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2013
Frequency of Publication: Annually
Type of Manual: Privately Compiled Official Almanac
Publisher:Skinder-Strauss Associates
Notes:The Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey is a "state-authorized reference guide," but is created and published by a private corporation.


2004 Chapters

  • INTRODUCTION
  • THE STATE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
  • THE STATE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
  • STATE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
  • ELECTION RETURNS
  • FACILITIES
  • COUNTY GOVERNMENT
  • MUNICIPALITIES
  • UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
  • INFORMATION AND NEWS AGENCIES
  • POPULATION FIGURES
  • INDEX
Source name Editions
New Jersey State Library 1872 to 1922

Blue book info

New Mexico
New Mexico Blue book
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2011-2012
Pages in Current Volume: 511
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:New Mexico Secretary of State


Blue book info

New York
The New York Red Book (dead link)
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2013
Frequency of Publication: Annually
Type of Manual: Privately Compiled Official Almanac
Publisher:New York Legal Publishing Corp.
Notes:The New York Red Book is an "authorized publication," but is created by a private corporation.


Blue book info

North Carolina
North Carolina Manual
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2009-2010
Frequency of Publication: biennially
Max. No. of copies printed by law:2,350
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:North Carolina Secretary of State
Law dictating publication:North Carolina General Statute § 147‑54


2009-2010 Chapters

  • Introduction and Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1 State Symbols
  • Chapter 2 NC Beginnings
  • Chapter 3 Our Constitutions
  • Chapter 4 Council of State and Executive Branch
  • Chapter 5 NC Legislature
  • Chapter 6 Judicial Branch
  • Chapter 7 The University of North Carolina
  • Chapter 8 NC Community College System
  • Chapter 9 Private Colleges and Universities
  • Chapter 10 North Carolina's Political Parties
  • Chapter 11 US Government
  • Chapter 12 County Government
  • Chapter 13 Elections
  • Chapter 14 NC Population Data
  • Chapter 15 Foreign Consuls

2008 Chapters

  • Introduction and Table of Contents
  • Chapter 01 State Symbols
  • Chapter 02 N.C. Beginnings
  • Chapter 03 Our Constitutions
  • Chapter 04 Council of State and Executive Branch
  • Chapter 05 State Legislature House A-M
  • Chapter 05 State Legislature House M-Y
  • Chapter 05 State Legislature Senate
  • Chapter 06 Judicial Branch
  • Chapter 07 UNC System Colleges and Universities
  • Chapter 08 N.C. Community College System
  • Chapter 09 Private Colleges and Universities
  • Chapter 10 North Carolina's Political Parties
  • Chapter 11 US Government
  • Chapter 11b US Government
  • Chapter 12 County Government
  • Chapter 13 Elections
  • Chapter 13b Elections
  • Chapter 14 N.C. Population Data
  • Chapter 15 Foreign Consuls

Links to older editions

Source name Editions
Archive.org 1917 to 2003-2004

Blue book info

North Dakota
North Dakota Blue Book
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2011-2013
Pages in Current Volume: 655
Frequency of Publication: Biennial (since 1995)
Number of Editions: 30
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:North Dakota Secretary of State


2011-2013 Chapters

  • Ch. 1: Fossil Resources Reveal History of Ancient Life in North Dakota
  • Ch. 2: North Dakota Almanac
  • Ch. 3: Federal-State Relationships
  • Ch. 4: Judicial Branch
  • Ch. 5: Executive Branch
  • Ch. 6: Legislative Branch
  • Ch. 7: Tribal-State Relationships
  • Ch. 8: Elections
  • Ch. 9: Educations
  • Ch. 10: Agriculture
  • Ch. 11: Natural Resources
  • Ch. 12: Cities and Counties
  • Index

2009-2011 Chapters

  • Ch. 1: North Dakota's Niche in the World
  • Ch. 2: North Dakota Almanac
  • Ch. 3: Federal-State Relationships
  • Ch. 4: Judicial Branch
  • Ch. 5: Executive Branch
  • Ch. 6: Legislative Branch
  • Ch. 7: Tribal-State Relationships
  • Ch. 8: Elections
  • Ch. 9: Educations
  • Ch. 10: Agriculture
  • Index

Links to older editions

Source name Editions
Digital Horizons 1919, 1942, 1954, 1961, 1974, 1981, 1995
1997-1999, 1999-2001, 2001-2003, 2003-2005, 2005-2007, 2007-2009, 2009-2011
Centennial Blue Book 1889-1989
Archive.org 1897, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1913,


Blue book info

Ohio
Official Roster of Federal, State, and County Officers and Departmental Information
Still Published:No
Most Recent Volume: 1985-1986*
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Ohio Secretary of State
Notes:Information on the most recent volume is based upon this list.


Blue book info

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Almanac
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2013-2014
Frequency of Publication: Biennially
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Oklahoma Department of Libraries


Blue book info

Oregon
Oregon Blue Book
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2013-2014
Frequency of Publication: biennially around February 15 of the same year as the regular sessions of the Legislative Assembly
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Law dictating publication:ORS 177.120 (dead link)


Blue book info

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Manual
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: Volume 121
Frequency of Publication: Biennially
Number of Editions: 121
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Department of General Services - Bureau of Publications


Volume 119 Chapters

  • Opening Pages
  • Section One: Pennsylvania Past And Present
  • Section Two: Constitution Of Pennsylvania
  • Section Three: General Assembly
  • Section Four: Executive
  • Section Five: Judiciary
  • Section Six: Local Government
  • Section Seven: Elections
  • Section Eight: The Federal Government
  • Section Nine: Appendixs
  • Indices

Links to older editions

Source name Editions
Department of General Services Volumes 117 to Present

Blue book info

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Government Owner’s Manual
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2013-2014
Frequency of Publication: Biennially
Type of Manual: State Directory
Publisher:Rhode Island Secretary of the State


Blue book info

South Carolina
South Carolina Legislative Manual
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2013
Frequency of Publication: Annual
Number of Editions: 94
Type of Manual: State Legislative Manual
Publisher:South Carolina Legislature


Blue book info

South Dakota
South Dakota Legislative Manual
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2011
Frequency of Publication: biennially (each odd-numbered year)
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:South Dakota Secretary of State
Law dictating publication:South Dakota Codified Laws 2-7-1 and 2-7-3


2009 Chapters

  • Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1: The Mount Rushmore State
  • Chapter 2: Congressional Delegation
  • Chapter 3: Legislative Branch
  • Chapter 4: Executive Branch
  • Chapter 5: Judicial Branch
  • Chapter 6: State Administration
  • Chapter 7: Local Administration
  • Chapter 8: Elections
  • Chapter 9: Communications

Blue book info

Tennessee
Tennessee Blue Book
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2011-2012
Pages in Current Volume: 771
Frequency of Publication: Biennial
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Tennessee Secretary of State


2011-2012 Chapters

  • Preface
  • Section I - Legislative Branch
  • Section II - Executive Branch
  • Section III - Judicial Branch
  • Section IV - Tennessee Regulatory Authority
  • Section V - National Government
  • Section VI - State of Tennessee
  • Section VII - Statistics
  • Section VIII - Index

2009-2010 Chapters

  • Preface
  • Section I - Legislative Branch
  • Section II - Executive Branch
  • Section III - Judicial Branch
  • Section IV - Tennessee Regulatory Authority
  • Section V - Tennesseans in National Government
  • Section VI - Tennessee
  • Section VII - Statistical Information
  • Index

Links to older editions

Source name Editions
Tennessee Secretary of State 2005-2006, 2007-2008

Blue book info

Texas
No "Blue Book" is currently listed


Blue book info

Utah
No "Blue Book" is currently listed


Blue book info

Vermont
No "Blue Book" is currently listed


Blue book info

Virginia
The Report of the Secretary of the Commonwealth (Bluebook)
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2013-2014
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth


Blue book info

Washington
No "Blue Book" is currently listed


Blue book info

West Virginia
West Virginia Blue Book
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2012
Frequency of Publication: Annually[5]
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Senate Clerk’s Office
Notes:Books published in odd numbered years contain expanded information


Blue Book Info

Wisconsin
State of Wisconsin Blue Book
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: 2013-2014
Frequency of Publication: Biennially in odd-numbered years
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau
Law dictating publication:Wisconsin Statute 35.24


2013-2014 Chapters

  • Ch. 1: Biographies
  • Ch. 2: Feature Article
  • Ch. 3: Wisconsin Constitution
  • Ch. 4: Framework of Government
  • Ch. 5: Legislative Branch
  • Ch. 6: Executive Branch
  • Ch. 7: Judicial Branch
  • Ch. 8: Statistics
  • Ch. 9: Political Parties
  • Ch. 10: Elections
  • Ch. 11: State Symbols
  • Ch. 12: Alphabetical Index

2009-10 Chapters

  • Ch. 1: Biographies
  • Ch. 2: Feature Article
  • Ch. 3: Wisconsin Constitution
  • Ch. 4: Framework of Government
  • Ch. 5: Legislative Branch
  • Ch. 6: Executive Branch
  • Ch. 7: Judicial Branch
  • Ch. 8: Statistical Information on Wisconsin
  • Ch. 9: Political Parties
  • Ch. 10: Elections in Wisconsin
  • Ch. 11: Wisconsin State Symbols
  • Ch. 12: Alphabetical Index

Links to older editions

Source name Editions
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections 1853 through 2003-04

Blue book info

Wyoming
Wyoming Blue Book (dead link)
Still Published:Yes
Most Recent Volume: Volume V
Pages in Current Volume: 549
Frequency of Publication: Irregular
Number of Editions: 5
Type of Manual: State Almanac
Publisher:Wyoming State Archives
Notes:The first Wyoming Blue Book was published in 1943, and each of the editions continues where the last one finished. Volume V details year 1991 to 2007.


Links to older editions

Source name Editions
Wyoming State Archives Volumes 1 to 5

Blue book history

There is debate over the source of the term "blue book." Many have placed its origin in England and for the uses of single-colored (often blue) book covers. The 2005-2006 Tennessee Blue Book states, "The term Blue Book dates from the 15th century when the English Parliament began keeping its records in large volumes covered with blue velvet. Since that time the name Blue Book has been used to describe many forms of government manuals." Yet that theory is not completely accepted; the 2011-2012 Idaho Blue Book states, "The Blue Book received its name not from the color of its cover but rather by definition of content. Bartlett's Dictionary of Americanisms defines the term Blue Book as 'a printed book containing the names of all persons holding office under the Government of the United States. It answers the Red Book of England.'"[6][7]

Blue book analysis

The following information is a running analysis of state blue books based on the information gathered in 2014.*The number of states currently publishing blue books: 29YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY*The number of states that have discontinued publishing blue books: 6NNNNNN*The number of states listed that currently have no known blue book: 14nonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenone*The number of blue books listed which are state almanacs: 30SASASASASASASASASASASASASASASASASASASASASASASASASASASASASASA*The number of blue books listed which are legislative manuals: 3LMLMLM*The number of blue books listed which are privately complied official almanacs: 2PAPA*The number of blue books listed which are state directories: 1SD

"North Dakota 2009-2011 Blue Book Cover"

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