STATE NET to Provide CCH's State Legislative Information

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CCH Incorporated (CCH) has selected STATE NET of Sacramento, California, to be its exclusive provider of electronic state legislative and regulatory information. CCH, with revenues of $578 million, develops and publishes approximately 300 federal and state tax and business law publications and software for accountants, attorneys, and other professionals around the world.

CCH said earlier this year it would seek an outside supplier of state legislative information which the company previously tracked and reported as part of its own editorial activity. CCH selected STATE NET after an in-depth review and evaluation of both its extensive editorial needs and possible providers. Under the agreement, STATE NET will provide CCH with the text of enacted legislation from all 50 states online within 48 hours of public availability.

"Staying on top of the constant changes in state law is critical for our continued market leadership," said Hugh Yarrington, head of CCH's Knowledge Organization. "STATE NET's breadth and depth of experience and technology leadership will allow CCH to best meet our customers' needs for consistent, accurate legislative and regulatory data--information they need to make the most informed decisions."

"We look forward to working with CCH in pursuing our mutual goal of providing world-class information products for this changing, growing market," said STATE NET President Jud Clark.

CCH and STATE NET also have agreed to form a strategic partnership to develop new online information products and services. The venture will focus primarily on making the text of all 1996 legislation for each of the 50 states--proposed and enacted--accessible electronically. …


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