This column from Law Library Resource Xchange (LLRX) (last mentioned in the September 7, 2001 Scout Report
) by Kathy Biehl becomes more interesting with every revelation of misleading corporate accounting practices. This is a straightforward listing of state government's efforts to provide easy access to required disclosure filings of businesses within each state. Each entry is clearly annotated, describing services offered and any required fees (most services here are free). The range of information and services varies considerably from very basic (i.e. "name availability") to complete access to corporate filings. The noteworthy exception here is tax filings. Most states do not currently include access to filings with taxing authorities.