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For information or a demo of Commerce Business Daily (CBD) on the net, contact (800) 998-4515 or Hal P. Kingsley ( Service via gopher, WAIS, NNTP, or FTP is $350/year for schools or $700/year commercial. Other services (including CD ROM) are the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, and (soon) state regulations. Counterpoint Publishing. [online, 1/21/94.]

Commerce Business Daily is available free on the CNS gopher, gopher [Klaus Dimmler (klaus, net-hap, 1/30/94.]

The California Legislature has implemented free access to almost all public information about statutes and legislation in process. Send a "connect help quit" message to, or replace the "help" line with "get README_WELCOME cd pub get README_FIRST". [Jim Warren (, 1/22/94. Chris Matheus.] For gopher access, try 70 (The Community/ Guide to Government) or telnet to and log in as infoslug. [Steve Watkins (, GO4LIB-L, 1/26/94. net-hap.] Another gopher server is gopher:// /Government/California Legislature, or you can FTP files from Value-added services are being planned. [Ray Kiddy (ray@svpal.bitnet), 1/23/94. Jim Warren, 1/31/94.]

(To join Jim Warren's political-information activists, write to They are now working on campaign financial disclosures and on legislative access in Texas. Warren also writes monthly columns for MicroTimes and for Boardwatch magazine. His 12/93 Boardwatch column was full of good advice, such as finding a senior majority-party Ways and Means or Budget committee member with a staffer who will champion your cause.)