In our federal system, much of the policy making that affects our lives occurs at the state level. So, state lawmakers must have the tools and know-how to conduct high quality, bipartisan oversight of the executive branch. Find out more how the Levin Center can support your legislature’s oversight efforts through workshops, resources, and best practices.
Oversight in the 50 States
Checks and Balances in Action – Legislative Oversight across the States: The Levin Center for Oversight and Democracy commissioned a study of each state legislature’s capacity to conduct oversight and the extent to which each state uses that capacity. Find out more about your state’s oversight performance in this unique resource.
State Oversight Workshops
We offer custom-designed oversight workshops for members of state legislatures and their staff seeking to strengthen their ability to conduct fact-based, bipartisan, high-quality investigations.
State Oversight Resources
We are a knowledge hub and resource center for state legislatures. Browse our state legislative oversight directories, articles, and Levin Center testimony here.
Contact us to arrange a presentation or workshop in your state
Join our state oversight listserv
Download our workshop sheet
More information on state legislative oversight
Watch our recent panel discussions with state legislators across the country.
Listen to our Oversight Matters episode with California Assemblymember Ken Cooley.
Read our latest research on legislative oversight of state government contracting.