Senate Research Office
The Senate Research Office was created in 1975 to serve all Senators and the Lieutenant Governor with objective information and analysis of legislation and issues affecting our state. By using a wide array of resources Senate Research has access to the latest, most accurate information available from all states, the federal government, and other public interest and professional sources. The Senate Research Office provides support to individual Senators on issues of policy development and both background and comparative research for statewide and local legislation. In addition, Senate Research also staffs interim and standing committees, identifies public policy trends, produces study committee reports, summarizes legislation, and gathers information on various programs including cost analysis, program elements, and success.