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Mill, Carbaugh, and Ngai build new legislative bill tracking system using IFTTT, at Sunlight Foundation

Eric Mill and colleagues at the Sunlight Foundation have announced a new method of tracking U.S. federal legislative bills, using a new channel at If This Then That. The channel is described in a new post by Jeremy Carbaugh at … Continue reading

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Mill, Tauberer, and Willis: New site for The unitedstates Project

Eric Mill, Joshua Tauberer, and Derek Willis announced last week a new site for The unitedstates Project: http://theunitedstates.io/ The site covers: congress-legislators: Detailed data on members of Congress, past and present. congress: Scrapers and parsers for the work of Congress, … Continue reading

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Mill: the unitedstates project: A Modern Approach to Open Data

Eric Mill of the Sunlight Foundation has posted A Modern Approach to Open Data, at Sunlight Foundation Blog. Here are excerpts from the post: Last year, a group of us who work daily with open government data — Josh Tauberer … Continue reading

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Williams: Audio and Video Coverage of U.S. State Legislative Proceedings

Rebecca Williams, JD, of the Sunlight Foundation has posted The Legislation Will Not Be Televised, at the Sunlight Foundation Blog. Here are excerpts: In February, Sunlight’s Open States team assessed the availability of legislative data sets associated with bill creation … Continue reading

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Mill: Integrating the US’s Documents

Eric Mill of the Sunlight Foundation has posted Integrating the US’ Documents, at the Sunlight Foundation Blog. Here is an excerpt: A few weeks ago, we integrated the full text of federal bills and regulations into our alert system, Scout. … Continue reading

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Sunlight Foundation’s Open Legislative Data Report Card

Sunlight Foundation has made publicly available its OpenStates Legislative Data Report Card, which grades U.S. states on how their “legislatures make their data publicly available.” James Turk describes the service in a new post entitled Open States: Transparency Report Card, … Continue reading

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Schuman: U.S. House Convenes Second Public Meeting on Legislative Bulk Data

Daniel Schuman, Esq., of the Sunlight Foundation has posted House Convenes Second Public Meeting on Legislative Bulk Data, at the Sunlight Foundation Blog. Here is an excerpt: On January 30th, the House of Representatives held a public meeting on its … Continue reading

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Schuman: Finland Experiments With Citizen-Introduced Legislation

Daniel Schuman, Esq., of the Sunlight Foundation has posted Finland Experiments With Citizen-Introduced Legislation, at the Sunlight Foundation Blog. The post describes Finland’s new Open Ministry e-petition system and compares it to e-petition systems in the U.S. and Germany. Click … Continue reading

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Wonderlich on Legislative Collaboration and Version Control

John Wonderlich of the Sunlight Foundation has an interesting new post entitled On Legislative Collaboration and Version Control, at the Sunlight Foundation Blog. He writes: Proponents of applying version control systems to law have a powerful vision: a bill or … Continue reading

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