Suhaka: Average and median word counts of legislative bills in the 50 U.S. states, with maps

Karen Suhaka of LegiNation has posted How long is too long? Not long enough? Just right?, at BillTrack50 Political Eye Candy.

The post shows mean, median, and maximum word counts for legislative bills in the 50 U.S. states, with maps.

Ms. Sukaha describes her method for producing the word-count statistics and maps as follows:

I use a commercial mapping package. The counts are just done in SQL, since I’ve parsed all the bills into XML.

HT @BillTrack50 (here and here) and @Smoodle

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