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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:55 AM

Open States: search legislative data in all 50 states

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.

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

http://openstates.org/




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Reply Open States: search legislative data in all 50 states (Original post)
octoberlib Feb 2013 OP
littlemissmartypants Feb 2013 #1
octoberlib Feb 2013 #4
JimDandy Feb 2013 #2
octoberlib Feb 2013 #3
JimDandy Feb 2013 #6
snappyturtle Feb 2013 #5
PADemD Feb 2013 #7

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:25 AM

1. Thank you. n/t

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:14 AM

4. It'll help us keep track of the crazies nt

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:35 AM

2. Just tried out the site. This is a Truly Great research tool.

Bookmarked it for many future uses.

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Response to JimDandy (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:13 AM

3. I've just been checking it out myself.

I'm using it to keep track of NC's wackadoodle Republicans. I'm really impressed with it.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:06 PM

6. There's been talk for a long time

that something like this was needed to track legislation originating from organizations like ALEC who do systematic, coordinated or last-minute bill dumps on a large number of state legislatures. So glad this site got up and running.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:37 PM

5. K&R Very powerful site...all I can say is, "Wow"! nt

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:29 PM

7. Great site!

Thanks for posting.

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