Reference and Research 

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As an agency supporting the Wisconsin Legislature, the Legislative Reference Bureau offers a broad range of information, research, and analysis. Our legislative analysts assist legislators and the public in obtaining information on state government and public policy issues. We also compile the Wisconsin Blue Book, the biennial almanac of state government.

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Find Legislative Documents

Locate laws, bills, and administrative rules; look up bill histories, roll call votes, committee hearing records, Senate and Assembly Journal entries.

Research Legislative History Trace the origin of statutes, examine official drafting records, and research the adoption of administrative rules by state agencies.

Locate Other Resources We can also help you: find statistics; search our extensive digital collection; find executive orders, attorney general opinions and court decisions; and obtain concise summaries of recent laws and reports on legislative issues.