You should know about these sites, especially for this upcoming election season, because they are referential and nonpartisan. Each website has a line about the content.
ProPublica's Represent—Find your legislators and the legislative work they're undertaking on your behalf
Fast Democracy—Find legislation in all 50 states, but we'll probably focus on legislation in our state
Ballotpedia's Ballot Lookup Tool—Know how you're going to vote before you go!
Congress.gov—Information specific to both the House of Representatives and Senate.
Regulations.gov—Federal agencies need your comments on their proposed rules.
Federal Register— Everyday, the government compiles a publication of proposed rules, notices of Federal agencies, executive orders and various other things. You can find it all here!
USA Spending.gov—Investigate how your tax dollars are being spent!
Federal Election Commission—Wonder who is giving how much to a particular candidate during an election? Find it here.
Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED)—Not technically a government website. Has all the important economic indicators.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy—An excellent resource about philosophy. You can dive into a comprehensive overview of logic, democracy, or whatever philosophy you can think of!.
Oxford Research Encyclopedia—A general encyclopedia
Britannica—Another general encyclopedia