State RegData

Bringing Industry-Specific Analysis of Regulation to State Governors and Lawmakers

State RegData extends the logic of the RegData Project to the American states. Like RegData US 3.0 Annual, State RegData datasets employ the QuantGov platform to download and analyze state regulations, turning thousands of pages of dense regulatory text into tractable datasets. Each state dataset contains the following data outputs: restriction counts, word counts, and industry relevance. These data are available for the entire state or for specific agencies or departments within the state. The production of each State RegData dataset requires unique code development. QuantGov is steadily working through each state’s regulations and will continue to post new state datasets as it completes them. Interact with State RegData and compare states using the new State RegExplorer interactive.

Research Note: State RegData industry datasets published in January 2019 and onward use the updated 3.0 NAICS 3-digit classifier. It is not recommended that cross-state industry analysis is conducted using data from different classifiers. All State RegData datasets can be used for comparison at the total restrictions level, regardless of the publication date.

If you use any of the below datasets, please use the citation found by clicking on the respective arrow for that dataset.

State RegData DatasetsMain Datasets
Includes the restriction and word counts for each component of the state's code.
Industry Datasets
Includes the industry relevance for each component of the state's code.
State Compilation
McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, Daniel Francis, and Jonathan Nelson, Thurston Powers, and Walter Stover. State RegData (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Alabama
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Alabama (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Alaska
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Alaska (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Arizona
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Arizona (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData California
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData California (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Colorado
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Colorado (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Connecticut
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Connecticut (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Delaware
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., and Thurston Powers. RegData Delaware (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Florida
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Florida (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Georgia
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Georgia (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Idaho
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Idaho (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Illinois
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Illinois (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Indiana
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Indiana (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Iowa
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Iowa (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Kansas
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Kansas (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Kentucky
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Kentucky (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Louisiana
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Louisiana (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Maine
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Maine (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Maryland
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Maryland (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Michigan
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Michigan (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Minnesota
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Minnesota (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Mississippi
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Mississippi (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Missouri
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Missouri (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Montana
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Montana (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Nebraska
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Nebraska (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Nevada
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Thurston Powers. RegData Nevada (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData New Hampshire
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Ohio (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData New Mexico
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData New Mexico (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData New York
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData New York (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData North Carolina
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData North Carolina (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData North Dakota
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Thurston Powers. RegData North Dakota (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Ohio
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Ohio (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Oklahoma
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Ohio (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Oregon
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Oregon (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Pennsylvania
RegData Pennsylvania
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Pennsylvania (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Rhode Island
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Walter Stover. RegData Rhode Island (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData South Carolina
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData South Carolina (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData South Dakota
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Thurston Powers. RegData South Dakota (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Tennessee
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Tennessee (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Texas
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Texas (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Utah
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Utah (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Virginia
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A. and Oliver Sherouse. RegData Virginia (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2016. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Washington
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A. and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Washington (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2019. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData West Virginia
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData West Virginia (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Wisconsin
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Wisconsin (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.
RegData Wyoming
If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A. and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Wyoming (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/.