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Mississippi Blue Book Now Available Online

Mississippians now have a new, easier way to find out just about anything about their state government. The official, statistical register, better known as the Blue Book, is now up and running online.

Mississippi is the first state is the nation to go interactive.

"Anyone with a personal computer, anywhere in the world can get our Blue Book," Secretary of State Eric Clark said.

The 700 pages of information are just a mouse click away on the Secretary of State's website.

Mississippi images and audio introduce the online version. Once there, you can download and print maps, view state symbols, and search for information, like election results.

Fans of the paper version of the Blue Book need not worry. It will still be published every four years, as it has been for a century. But the online version will have things you just can't find in a book.

"We're looking at a 360 degree panoramic view of the State Senate," Clark said while viewing the site.

Visual tours throughout the State Capitol are unique to the new edition. And unlike the paper book, the online version has the benefit of frequent updates on our ever changing state and local government.

"Therefore we can keep the information up to date and current through the next four years, and that's something we've never been able to do before," Clark said.

It's a new twist on what's become a historical record of our state's history.

by Wendy Suares

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