Open States now covers 50 U.S. states, DC, and Puerto Rico

The Open States law-related data project now covers all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, according to a new post at Sunlight Foundation Blog.

Here is an updated description of Open States:

Open States is a collection of tools that make it possible for citizens to track what is happening in their state’s capitol by aggregating information from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.

Using the site is simple: enter a U.S. address or select a state to start to research bills, [track bills,] review voting records, contact elected officials and more. […]

Open States data are available via API and via bulk download.

There is a python client for the API.

Legal informatics projects that use Open States data include David Moore‘s OpenGovernment.org and Waldo Jaquith‘s The State Decoded.

HT @openstates

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