Here you can download the latest state and local public policy data, including new variables, data updates, and expanded metadata. We now also have fiscal data going back to 1957. Unless otherwise noted, all data from a particular year are based on the situation as of December 31 of that year, or as close to that date as possible.

When you use the data, please cite: Sorens, Jason, Fait Muedini, and William P. Ruger (2008). “U.S. State and Local Public Policies in 2006: A New Database.” State Politics and Policy Quarterly 8 (3): 309-26.

Before downloading and analyzing the data, you may first want to read this codebook (PDF), which refers to the first edition of the data. The links to the individual data files are as follows:

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