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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:13 PM

Sunlight Foundation Launches " Open States": Search Legislative Data in all 50 States

(This is a cool tool to use to see what the latest the Koch Bros. and Alec are up to in Your State!)
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Open States: search legislative data in all 50 states

Cory Doctorow at 11:41 am Sat, Feb 16

After more than four years of work from volunteers and a full-time team at the Sunlight Foundation we're immensely proud to launch the full Open States site with searchable legislative data for all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Open States is the only comprehensive database of activities from all state capitols that makes it easy to find your state lawmaker, review their votes, search for legislation, track bills and much more.

http://openstates.org/

If you're interested in your state lawmaker, you'll be able to get notifications for their actions, a map of their district, voting records, committee assignments, campaign finance records from Influence Explorer, local news articles and contact information. If you're curious about a particular piece of legislation, Open States allows you to check on its status, find the sponsors, break down votes, view bill text and all supporting documents. Our powerful search capabilities allow you to find similar topics across states and view overview pages for each state, chamber and committee.

http://boingboing.net/2013/02/16/open-states-search-legislativ.html

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KoKo Feb 2013 OP
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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:59 PM

1. That's a great tool. Thanks for posting.

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Response to madfloridian (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:23 PM

2. thanks...I checked it out for my State...and thought it's interesting also...

I know that US Govt. has sites for this stuff but, you have to wade through many clicks to get there.

Anyway...thanks!

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:33 PM

3. Kick because some folks might find this useful...

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