March 11, 1998
WEB SITE UP AND RUNNING
NATIONAL GAMBLING IMPACT STUDY COMMISSION
ANNOUNCES WEB SITE -- www.ngisc.gov
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Beginning today, the media and public will be able to access information from the National Gambling Impact Study Commission directly from its new web site (www.ngisc.gov).
The web site allows the Commission to better serve the American people by providing immediate access to Commission information and maintaining an open dialogue with interested parties. The Commission believes it is important for the public to stay informed, and for the Commission to be able to hear the stories and comments from people across the country.
Contained in the web site are: background information on the Commission and Commissioners; research agenda and updates; meeting schedule, agendas, and transcripts; news advisories; guidelines for public comment registration; and a comment section for brief messages.
As a result of this new service, the Commission will no longer mail information to its mailing list. The public will be able to access the Internet and Commission information from home computers or from municipal sites, such as public libraries.
The National Gambling Impact Study Commission is a two-year commission established by Congress to conduct a comprehensive and factual study of the social and economic impacts of legalized gambling on states, tribes, communities and individuals. The Commission's report is due by June 20, 1999.
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